Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Roloson Houses

architect

Frank Lloyd Wright

location

3213-19 S. Calumet Ave.

date

1894

style

Tudor

construction

Brick and terracotta

type

Houses
 
 
   
These are the only rowhouses designed by Wright that were actually built. The facades display the steeply pitched triangular and rectangular bands of windows characteristic of the English Tudor Revival style. Sullivanesque terra-cotta ornament embellishes the spandrel between the second and third floors. The four rowhouses were built as investment property by Robert W. Roloson, a successful grain merchant. The architectural commission was among the earliest received by Wright after leaving the firm of Adler & Sullivan, and the design shows many of his early influences.

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