Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

Walser House

architect

Frank Lloyd Wright

location

42 N. Central Ave.

date

1903

style

Prairie school

construction

masonry

type

House
   
 
 
Built four years after the suburb of Austin was annexed to Chicago, this is among the best of Wright's design experiments with inexpensive residences. Within a narrow lot, the house has all the features of his mature Prairie style: a horizontal emphasis resulting from deep roof eaves and bands of windows, a straightforward use of simple materials, and a spacious but efficient open interior plan. It was built for Joseph Jacob Walser, Jr., a printing executive.

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