Chauncey Williams house
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Darmok and Jalad
N 41° 53.360 W 087° 49.650
16T E 431349 N 4637820
Quick Description: A unique transitional house in Wright's architectural development and a personal favorite...
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2006 10:34:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMHBZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 154

Long Description:
This house is like no other of Wright's with its Queen Anne style, steeply-pitched roof and uncharacteristic dormers, and Greene and Greene-esque boulder foundation reportedly hauled to the site by Williams and Wright. This is the first Wright design to show an oriental influence and does have more characteristic use of Roman brick and Roman-arched entrance.

Williams knew Wright from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was part of a circle of friends including William Winslow with whom he formed Auvergne Press and Edwin Waller who commissioned Wright to design the Midway Gardens pleasure palace.

The dormers were modified and some windows eliminated in a re-model by Wright circa 1905.

This house is a private residence, but has occasionally been included for touring as part of the Wright Plus Weekend in May.
Year Completed: 1895

Commissioned By: Chauncey L. Williams

Nearest City or Town: River Forest, IL

Public/Private: Private

Tours Available?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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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