Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

Rath House

architect

George Maher

location

2703 W. Logan Blvd.

date

1907

style

Prairie school

construction

stucco

type

House
   
 
 
   
Like his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright, Maher attempted to redefine American residential architecture. This building's traditional boxlike form is updated by a broad hipped roof and stark window and door openings. John Rath, who commissioned the house, owned one of the largest barrel-making companies in the United States.

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