Kier House AKA Ellis House
N 42° 08.605 W 087° 45.822
16T E 436894 N 4665982
Quick Description: One of five speculative houses and a variation of the Ladies Home Journal Fireproof House for $5,000 built in the Ravine Bluffs Development for Wright's attorney. The Kier House is set well back from the street, but is visible from the street.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 10:33:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM2F4E
Given the typical naming convention, the provenance of this house is confusing. Angster bought Lot 15, presumably with the house on it, from Booth in May 1918. The Kiers bought the property from Angster in 1919, but the 1920 city directory lists the Ellis’ as residing here. The 1922 Polk’s Directory shows the Roots at this address.
The Kier house is another companion design to the Perry house with a low, hipped roof and a mirror-image arrangement.
Year Completed: 1915
Commissioned By: Sherman Booth
Nearest City or Town: Glencoe, IL
Website: [Web Link]
Tours Available?: Not Listed
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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