A Home in a Prairie Town

Designed in
1900

Introduction

In 1901, the magazine ”Ladies’ Home Journal” published an article entitled “A Home in a Prairie Town.” Wright not only sent the drawings, but also the text, summarizing some of his earliest ideas on the “Prairie House” concept.

Concept

“Its appearance reflected the influence of the prairie, it is firmly and clearly linked to the landscape, with its quiet extension.

The low and wide terraces and sloping roof accentuate the character of complete calm and harmonious relationship.”

Plans, sections and views of the house suggest its possible use as part of a four block (in which each of the four houses were clustered around the center) so that each one occupies one of the angles, preserving privacy with respect to the other.

Drawings

Photos

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