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It really doesn't matter what style is present; it's the variety of house designs which nevertheless conform to a given style's parameters -- and to a shared scale -- which makes the block special.
(from: 700 William Street Page):DRN wrote:IsnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t this one of the houses WAStorrer claims is designed by Wright?
'#3. Which includes 25 of 26 houses in the 700 block of William Street.. Interior details of the William Street houses are of several artistic signatures, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lloyd Wright, Harry Robinson and John Wright. No way they were bootlegged by Robinson with all these other signatures present. Wright was anathema in River Forest, adjacent to Oak Park where Catherine Tobin Wright remained the wife of a cheating husband and Edwin Cheney was adopting children to replace the ones he lost when his wife and children burned to death in the Taliesin fire. But Wright was not anathema to developers who knew good architecture. Midway Gardens is the first and most obvious proof of that. Harry Hogans would have known Wright from Unity Temple, as well as through his real estate agent E A Cummings, whose Wright-designed office, S.112, was only a few block away from William Street at the northwest corner of Lake and Harlem. Hogans knew a good thing architecturally, and Wright was working out of his office in Orchestra Hall, a good, safe distance from River Forest. Harry Robinson could carry out the on-site supervision without calling attention to WrightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s authorship of the project."