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Avery Coonley House, 300 Scottswood Road, 281 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside, Cook County, IL



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Item Title


Location
281 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1100
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N839).
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1978 subsequent work
National Register Number: 70000243
0.2002
Significance: 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.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Coonley, Avery
Ferry, Queene
Kroeler, Peter
Robinson, Harry
Skow, Arnold
Alexander, Denise, Delineator
Allen, Boyd, Delineator
Baker, Alison, Delineator
Baumgartner, Debbie, Delineator
Dodge, Debbie, Delineator
Dengiz, Esma, Delineator
Donohoe, Nicole, Delineator
Lehman, Marilyn, Delineator
Lewis, Kristin, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of architectural drawing, plate #116 SITE PLAN
2. Photocopy of architectural drawing, plate #127 PLAN OF MAIN FLOOR
3. Photocopy of photograph, plate #119 TWO VIEWS OF TERRACE FRONT
4. Photocopy of photograph, plate #117 TERRACE FRONT
5. Photocopy of photograph, plate #121 TWO VIEWS: DETAIL OF REAR AND INTERIOR, WEST STAIRWELL
6. Photocopy of photograph, plate #125 INTERIOR, LOOKING TOWARD WEST STAIRWELL AND DINING ROOM


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