George W. Furbeck House (1897)
223 North Euclid

View from Euclid Avenue
This house marked the beginning of a three year period of experimentation by Wright, that would result in the birth of his fully mature modern style or architecture in 1900. Today, this splendid house is largely unchanged on the inside from its original design.
The exterior, however, was altered in 1920 with the addition of an enclosed (brick) front porch built upon the retaining wall that originally surrounded a smaller open porch, and by the construction of a sizeable extension of the original third floor dormer.

Northwest view from Euclid Avenue

Northwest View

The above commentary was excerpted from Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright & Prarire School Architecture in Oak Park by Paul E. Sprague (published 1986). The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Book Catalog offers a selection of guidebooks which can be ordered online. --
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