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Thomas, Frank, House - Oak Park, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 41° 53.433 W 087° 48.006
16T E 433623 N 4637933
Quick Description: The Thomas house is widely considered Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie Style home in Oak Park. It is also his first all stucco home in Oak Park.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2007 1:08:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM1VQ3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 24

Long Description:
This house was commissioned by James C. Rogers for his daughter and her husband, Frank Wright Thomas. In some ways, it resembles the Heurtley House: Both homes have leaded glass windows, an arched entryway, and a low, long profile. The Thomas house is widely considered Wright's first Prairie Style home in Oak Park. It is also his first all stucco home in Oak Park. Using stucco instead of wood meant that Wright could design clear, geometric forms.

The main rooms of the Thomas House are raised a full story above a high basement. The L-shaped floor plan of the house gives it an open view to the north and west, while obscuring a brick wall located on the south side. A "false door" is located just above the arched entryway.

Text from about.com:architecture

This is a private residence so please be respectful and do your viewing from the street.
Street address:
210 N Forest
Chicago, WA USA
60302


County / Borough / Parish: Cook

Year listed: 1972

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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