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Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL



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Location
5757 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1005
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-150).
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
National Register Number: 66000316
Significance: 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."

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Wright, Frank Lloyd
H.B. Barnard Company
Robie, Frederick C.
Chicago Theological Seminary
University Of Chicago


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Plate #12 Frank Lloyd Wright, Ausgefuherte Baute, Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth A-G, 1911.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Ph: Cervin Robinson August 18, 1963 SOUTH FACADE FROM SOUTHWEST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer, 18 August 1963 EXTERIOR FROM SOUTHWEST
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer, 18 August 1963 EXTERIOR FROM SOUTH
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer, 20 August 1963 EXTERIOR FROM WEST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Plate #114, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ausgefuhrte Baute, Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., 1911.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Plate #115, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ausgefuherte Baute, Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth A-G, 1911
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer, 20 August 1963 INTERIOR WINDOW DETAIL
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer, 20 August 1963 INTERIOR DETAIL, LIGHT FIXTURE


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