WHAT IS A PRAIRIE-STYLE HOUSE?

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Paul Ringstrom
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WHAT IS A PRAIRIE-STYLE HOUSE?

Post by Paul Ringstrom »

WHAT IS A PRAIRIE-STYLE HOUSE?
by Marvin Windows

https://www.marvin.com/blog/what-is-a-p ... style-home

IMHO: seems to conflate Prairie and Usonian.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

SDR
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Re: WHAT IS A PRAIRIE-STYLE HOUSE?

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The history of architecture continues to be re-written, often by those with something to sell. Wright is now merely "one of a group of young architects" with new ideas about house design. "The New School of the Midwest" was Wright's own descriptive name for what later became known as the Prairie Style---was it not ?

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Roderick Grant
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Re: WHAT IS A PRAIRIE-STYLE HOUSE?

Post by Roderick Grant »

One historic fact the writer got right: Without the Chicago fire, which of necessity created the balloon-framed house, FLW's work would not have been what it was. He may have taken a different route to the same goal, but it would have been contrary to the method of construction of pre-fire Chicago.

All this effort in praise of a lumpen McMansion of dubious aesthetic quality.

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