which I injured my wrist and hand. It is my dominant hand (left) which is in a
removable splint, so I have been coping the best I can.
Here are some long promised pictures of Frank Lloyd Wright homes built in
Oak Park, Illinois (my home town) between 1903 and 1913. They depict his
prairie-style of architecture which inspired the modern European architects of the
1920s. I had no idea what "praire-style" meant, so I decided to do a little research
on it. The elements include a large central fireplace and chimney, a low-pitched
roof, over-hanging eaves, horizontal lines, and open floor plan.
Frank S. Thomas House (1901) first Praire style built here
while he referred to them as "light screens."
He created over 4000 pieces of doors and windows
for 150 of his homes, often as panels to divide rooms.
Clerestory windows were often used--a band of narrow
windows along the very top, usually rising above the
Moore-Dugal House originally built Tudor style in 1895
Wright returned to the area to reconstruct home after an
extensive fire on Christmas Day, 1922.
Harry S. Adams House (1913) last built here
This bust is in the Austin Gardens on the edge of
the walking tour.
If you are a book lover, I highly recommend
Loving Frank, by Nancy Koran.