Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop North

Charnley House

architect

Adler & Sullivan, with Frank Lloyd Wright

location

1365 N. Astor St.

date

1891

style

Renaissance Revival massing, Chicago school  and Prairie school details

construction

brick, stone trim

type

House
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
This collaboration of two of the world's most-famous architects combines the geometry, massing, and detailing of a mature Louis Sullivan with the earliest hint of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-style planning and design. A compact urban townhouse that takes maximum advantage of its small city lot, it was built for James Charnley, a Chicago lumber dealer. Wright later proclaimed it as "the first modern house." It is located in the Astor Street District.

links

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