Arthur L. Richards Houses

Frank Lloyd Wright

This Milwaukee block (2700 block) has six low-cost homes designed by Wright. The American System Built Homes are examples of Prairie style homes made of prefabricated units (pre-cut lumber with modular designs based on a 3 by 3 grid). The Milwaukee developer Arthur L. Richards asked Wright to design these low-cost duplexes and bungalows. Originally all six units were surfaced in stucco with wood trim, although some have been remodelled or sided; one duplex has been transformed into a single family dwelling.

Two-story duplexes

The four westernmost units were identical two story duplexes whereas the two easternmost units were one-story bungalows. (All four duplexes are pictured--above and below.)

A duplex which has been sided


Another identical duplex


A one-story bungalow

The second of the two bungalows on this block is not pictured.

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