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Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

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Summary

Significance: The Robie House is one of the best known early works of Frank Lloyd Wright. It has been cited as a Landmark by the Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks: "In recognition of the creation of the Prairie House a home organized around the great hearth where interior space, under wide sweeping roofs, opens to the outdoors. The bold interplay of horizontal planes about the chimney mass, and the structurally expressive piers and windows, established a new form of domestic design."
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-150
Survey number: HABS IL-1005
Building/structure dates: ca. 1908- ca. 1911 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000316

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Wright, Frank Lloyd
H.B. Barnard Company
Robie, Frederick C
Chicago Theological Seminary
University of Chicago
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Location

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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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