Avery Coonley House

290 and 300 Scottswood Rd., 281 Bloomingbank Rd., and 336 Coonley St., Riverside, Illinois

Photos 

Avery Coonley House, 300 Scottswood Road

1. Photocopy of architectural drawing, plate #116 SITE PLAN

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Coonley estate for Chicago industrialist Avery Coonley and his wife, Queene Ferry of the Detroit-based Ferry Seed Company on a unique corner site across from the Des Plaines River in Riverside, Illinois between 1907 and 1910. Riverside, founded in 1869 as the nation's first planned community, was designed by America's preeminent landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted...The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and listed as a National Historic Landmark on December 30, 1970. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IL-1100)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1970
Reference number
70000243
NR name
Coonley, Avery, 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
Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1907; 1909

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