Frederick C. Robie House

5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Photos 

Frederick C. Robie House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Plate #12 Frank Lloyd Wright, Ausgefuherte Baute, Berlin

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

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." -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IL-1005)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000316
NR name
Robie, Frederick C., House
Architectural style
American Movement: Prairie School
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
College
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1908; 1909

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2010: New photo from John Reidy

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