The Blossom House - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc
N 41° 48.366 W 087° 35.615
16T E 450691 N 4628418
Quick Description: One of the “bootleg houses,” this home from 1892 is in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2019 7:42:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM11VR8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 7

Long Description:
This early Frank Lloyd Wright home is a few blocks from the Obama’s home in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago. Privately owned, it was on and off the market for many years due to needing extensive rehab. It is next door to another bootleg house, the McArthur House.

From the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust:

To supplement his salary, Wright began taking on independent commissions in violation of his five-year contract with Louis Sullivan. Known as the “bootleg houses,” these early designs typically reflect historical architectural styles, yet exhibit elements that would manifest themselves fully in Wright’s mature Prairie style. Reflecting the nineteenth-century taste for academic Colonial Revival design, the George Blossom house is nearly symmetrical in plan. A library, reception room, and living room radiate from a hall, and Palladian windows are distributed evenly across the first floor of the western elevation. A semi-circular conservatory at the rear of the building echoes the covered, columned porch at its front. Despite the Colonial design of the exterior, interior elements, such as the centrally located fireplace framed by an inglenook, also appear in Wright’s more progressive designs.

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Year Completed: 1892

Commissioned By: George Blossom

Nearest City or Town: Chicago, IL

Public/Private: Private

Tours Available?: no

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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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