Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

Waller Apartments

architect

Frank Lloyd Wright

location

2840-58 W. Walnut St.

date

1895

style

Stripped Classical , with slight Prairie school massing

construction

Brick

type

Apartment Building
 
  Detail of Four Apt Unit
Commissioned by prominent real estate developer Edward Carson Waller to meet the demand for affordable housing, these apartments are considered among the earliest examples of subsidized housing in Chicago. The simplified design of the facade indicates the departure of the young architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, from traditional design toward the more-abstract, modern principles for which he was later internationally known.

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With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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