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Friday, December 6, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright In Oak Park, Two Homes On Fair Oaks
Last week we posted videos of two Frank Lloyd Wright homes on north East Ave. in Oak Park Il. Now we return to that same area and visit two more homes designed by the prairie school master. They are both located on the 500 block of Fair Oaks one block east of the homes on North East.
Frank Lloyd Wright In Oak Park, The Warren Furbeck Home
At 515 Fair Oaks we find this unique house that Frank Loyd
Wright did in 1897 at the start of his period of transition and experimentation
that led to his modern "prairie" style. It's second story columns are
fairly unique in a Wright design. This is one of two Oak park homes Wright
designed for wealthy stockbroker Warren F.Furbeck. Which he in turn gave away
as wedding presents to two of his sons. It is also one of two Wright homes on
Frank Lloyd Wright In Oak
Park The William G. Frickie House
About a half a block north and on the other side of the
street from the Furbeck house we find the William G. Frickie house at 548 Fair
Oaks in Oak Park IL. Built in 1901 for a man who made his fortune in the school
supply business. The garage is not part of the original structure. It was designed
by Wright and added on five years later. There was also an open air pavillion
on the south end of the house that was torn down and replaced with a brick
colonial home about 20 years later.
And here's a Google map of Wright designs in the Chicago area.