Frederick C. Bogk House

Frank Lloyd Wright

Prairie style

This house has some of the characteristic features of the Prairie style--horizontality, a low-pitched roof with wide eaves, and rows of leaded-glass windows. Like many of Wright's houses, this residence does not have an entrance in the front facade; the main entrance is from the driveway on the north side.

Transitional style

Still it has a massive, heavy feel with ornamental cast concrete and narrow windows, thus anticipating some of his California houses in the 1920s. (See, for example, the Ennis House or the Barnsdall House. At the time Wright was working on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

Left: the side opposite the driveway; center: the top register with ornamental cast concrete

See also the A. D. German Warehouse in Richland Center, Wisconsin.

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