Emil Bach House - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 42° 00.990 W 087° 39.912
16T E 444923 N 4651822
Quick Description: Designed by FL Wright in 1915, the house is a late Prairie Style structure with numerous cubic forms, geometric features and overhanging flat roofs, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 2:20:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMCCYN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 20

Long Description:
From The Frank Lloyd Wright Tour at (visit link)
"The surrounding landscape has changed dramatically since it was first designed by Wright. Originally having a clear view of the lake, the house was designed with a large back porch and sun deck, but the house is now neighbored by many large condominium buildings. The house has changed hands numerous times since Joseph Peacock purchased the property from the Bachs in 1934. The Emil Bach House is currently owned by James Pritzker of the Pritzker family, purchased at a price of $1.7 million in 2009. "

Bach was co-owner of the Bach Brick Company.

The Bach House was declared a Chicago Landmark on September 28, 1977, and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on January 23, 1979.

The Rogers Park neighborhood has changed from a once quiet lake front, country area to one of busy streets, which makes this location somewhat surprising today for a FLW masterpiece.
Year Completed: 1915

Commissioned By: Emil Bach

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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