Arthur Heurtley House, Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright

This "Prairie Style" house has projecting bands of Roman brick which emphasize the horizontal lines of the structure. The wide over-hanging roof associates the building with the flat contours of nature and serves as a protection against the extremes of temperature. The main living area is on the second floor with a children's playroom and laundry area on the first. The wide, low entrance arch has parallels with H. H. Richardson's entrances. See especially his Glessner House in Chicago.

The partially hidden entrance and horizontal bands of windows

Other houses on this site by Wright in Oak Park include: Peter A. Beachy House, E. R. Hills House, Nathan G. Moore House and Stable, Frank Thomas House, and the Wright House and Studio.

See also the site of Allen Heurtley, great grandson of the original owner, for some wonderful old photographs.

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