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Robie House

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Frank Lloyd Wright
location Illinois, Chicago
function museum, private house
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Finished in 1910, the Robie House is the last and one of the best examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style of architecture, a style whose influence derives from the landscape and plant life of the Midwest prairies of the United States. The building has a low-proportioned, horizontal profile which gives it the appearance of spreading out on flat prairie land. Steel-framed cantilevered roof overhangs, continuous bands of art-glass windows and doors, and the use of natural materials are typical Prairie Style features which emphasize the horizonal line of the building. In the late 1990's the house was turned into a museum, and it is now open to the public.


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Robie House
S. Woodlawn Avenue 5757
United States
Project is public!
Opening hours The house is available by tour only. Tour times vary, but on the weekends they are about every half an hour, from 11.00 - 13.00.
How to get there? From downtown Chicago take S. Lake Shore Drive to the E. 53rd Street exit. Proceed on E. 53rd Street to S. Woodlawn Avenue and turn left. The Robie House is located at the corner of S. Woodlawn Avenue and E. 58th Street.
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Completion 1910
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
Client Frederick C. Robie
Project ID 2282
Latitude/Longitude 41°47'23N 87°35'45W
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