Nathan G. Moore House (Moore-Dugal House) - Oak Park, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 41° 53.575 W 087° 48.031
16T E 433591 N 4638196
Quick Description: The Moore-Dugal residence is Frank Lloyd Wright's second independent commission after he left the offices of Adler and Sullivan in 1893. He found the building "repugnant", but did took the commission for the "chalet" because he needed money.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2007 6:04:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM1VN4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Darmok and Jalad
Views: 232

Long Description:
When Frank Lloyd Wright was young and still struggling, he designed a house in a style which he found "repugnant." To make matters worse, he did not build it once, but twice: First in 1895, and again in 1923 after a fire destroyed the upper floor. Both times, he gave the house decorative half-timbering, a steeply pitched roof, intersecting gables, complex medieval chimneys and other ornamental frippery.

The house was for his friend Nathan G. Moore, who lived near the Wrights in Chicago's Oak Park neighborhood. Mr. Moore wanted to hire the young architect who was already attracting attention. But Mr. Moore did not want his own home to be too controversial. "We don't want you giving us anything like that house you did for Winslow," Moore told Wright. "I don't fancy sneaking down back streets to my morning train just to avoid being laughed at."

This home is a private residence so please respect the owners and remain on the sidewalks.

Year Completed: 1895 and then rebuilt after a fire in 1923

Commissioned By: Nathan G. Moore House

Nearest City or Town: Oak Park, IL

Public/Private: Private

Tours Available?: no

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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