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GEORGE BLOSSOM RESIDENCE (1892 - S.014)
 
Date: Circa 1892

Title: George Blossom Residence, Left (1892 - S.014) and the Warren McArthur Residence, Right (1892 - S.011) Circa 1892.

Description: Both designed in 1892, both bootleg projects. Note: this could be one of the earliest photographs of both houses. The houses appear to be near completion, but debris appears to still be in the yards. Sidewalks and curbs have been installed, but the streets still appear to be dirt. The short wall, which is set between two sets of stairs, that borders the sidewalk on the South (left) side of the Blossom house has not yet been installed. The McArthur house on the right, has the circular terrace, which was later squared off and covered.

Size: 10 x 7.5 B&W photograph.

S#:
0013.10.0517
   
Date: 1910

Title: George Blossom Residence, Chicago Circa 1910 (1892 - S.014).

Description: View looking North. The Blossom Residence was designed in 1892, while he was still working for Sullivan, thus one of his "bootleg" designs. Colonial Revival in design, the floor plan is nearly symmetrical. A short wall, set between two sets of stairs, borders the sidewalk on the South side. Semi-circular urns are set on both corners of the terrace. Curbs have been installed, but the road still appears to be dirt. Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Size: 10 x 7.25 B&W photograph.

S#:
0094.50.0517
   
Date: C 1950

Title:
George Blossom Residence, Chicago (1892 - S.014) C 1950

Description:
Photograph by Wayne Andrews. Wayne Andrews was born on September 5, 1913. He graduated from Harvard College in 1936. He was the Curator of Manuscripts at the New York Historical Society, and an editor at Charles Scribner's Sons. He received a doctorate at Columbia University in1956. His PhD was published as Architecture, Ambition, and Americans, Harper's, 1955. He was the American Art Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit from 1964 to 1983. He published many articles: Harper’s Bazaar - July 1948, Pp 76; Perspectives USA No. 4 - Summer 1953, Pp 115-125; Marj - December 1953, Pp 5-10; The Saturday Review - November 14, 1953, Pg 15-16; House Beautiful - February 1965, Pp 90-103; He died August 17, 1987, in Paris. His collection of architectural photographs are in the stewardship of Esto Photographic. Label pasted to verso: "
Frank Lloyd Wright. Res. Geo. Blossom, Chicago, Ill. (1892). Head-on. Wayne Andrews #1864. Indiana University Fine Arts Department." Stamped on verso "Photo Wayne Andrews."

Size:
Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.


S#:
0831.50.0816
   
Date: 1959

Title: George Blossom Dining Room (1892 S.014) 1959.

Description: Stamped n verso: "Apr 11, 1959". Clipping on verso: "Dated Apr13, 1959. Wright house at 4858 S. Kenwood was built in 1892. It is now occupied by Donald C Baum and his wife Alice, both artists. Doorways are widely arched, after style of Wright’s teacher Sullivan. House has 12 rooms but the Baums say they don’t find the size overwhelming." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Sun Times.

Size: Original 8.5 x 10 B&W print

S#: 1377.33.0310

   
   
   
JAMES CHARNLEY RESIDENCE (1891 - S.009)
 
  James Charnley was a wealthy lumberman who was a personal friend of Louis Sullivan. Frank Lloyd Wright was the chief draftsman at the time for the architectural firm of Adler and Sullivan. The 16-room home at 1365 N Astor, has six bedrooms, four baths, and six wood burning fireplaces.
   
Date: 1892

Title: American Architect and Building News - December 31, 1892

Author: Ticknor & Co.

Description: House of James Charnley, Esq., Astor Street, Chicago, Ill.  Helio-Chrome (A naturally colored photograph.)  (Sweeney 12)

Size:

Pages: Plate No. 888

S#: 0012.00.0504

   
   
Date: Circa 1900

Title: James Charnley Residence (1890 - S.009) Circa 1900.

Description: Viewed from the Northwest during the winter. The 16-room home included six bedrooms, four baths, and six wood burning fireplaces. James Charnley was a wealthy lumberman who was a personal friend of Louis Sullivan. Frank Lloyd Wright was the chief draftsman at the time for the architectural firm of Adler and Sullivan. Acquired from the Library of Congress.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Print.

S#: 0041.05.1011

   
Date: 1940

Title: James Charnley Residence (1890 - S.009) 1940.

Description: View from the Northwest. Clipping on verso: "This residence, located at 1365 Astor Street, in the heart of the Gold Coast, was jointly designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright more than 50 years ago. It is now owned and occupied by James B. Waller, member of a pioneer Chicago family, former alderman and civic leader. (By a staff photographer.) Stamped on verso: "Dec 6 1940".

Size: Original 10 x 8.25 B&W Print.

S#: 0531.28.1011

   
Date: 1963

Title: James Charnley Residence (1890 - S.009) 1963.

Description: Viewed from the Northwest. Photographed by Cervin Robinson during August 1963. Acquired from the Library of Congress.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Print.

S#: 1565.26.1011

   
Date: 1963

Title: James Charnley Residence (1890 - S.009) 1963.

Description: The Entrance, front facade and Balcony detail viewed from the West. Photographed by Cervin Robinson during August 1963. Acquired from the Library of Congress.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W Print.

S#: 1565.27.1011

   
Date: 1963

Title: James Charnley Residence (1890 - S.009) 1963.

Description: Detail of the first floor fireplace mantel in the north room. Photographed by Cervin Robinson during August 1963. Acquired from the Library of Congress.

Size: Original 10 x 7 B&W Print.

S#: 1565.28.1011

   
Date: 1963

Title: James Charnley Residence (1890 - S.009) 1963.

Description: Detail of the Dining Room fireplace mantel. Photographed by Cervin Robinson during August 1963. Acquired from the Library of Congress.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Print.

S#: 1565.29.1011

   
Date: 1963

Title: James Charnley Residence (1890 - S.009) 1963.

Description: Detail of the stairwell woodwork. Photographed by Cervin Robinson during August 1963. Acquired from the Library of Congress.

Size: Original 7.75 x 10 B&W Print.

S#: 1565.30.1011

   
Date: 1964

Title: James Charnley Residence (1890 - S.009) 1964.

Description: Viewed from the West. Photographed by Harold Allen during April 1964. Acquired from the Library of Congress.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Print.

S#: 1596.22.1011

   
Date: 1972

Description: James Charnley Residence (1891 - S.009) 1972. Clipping on verso: "Charnley House: a landmark? At open hearing at City Hall before Chicago Commission on Historic and Architectural landmarks, architectural expert Robert Selby of the American Institute of Architects testified that Charnley House (above) at 1365 N. Astor should be designated a city landmark. The single-family residence was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1891 for a close friend of Louis Sullivan, Lumber magnate James Charnley." Stamped on verso: "Chicago Sun-Times, May 26, 1972." "Chicago Daily News, Jun 7, 1972." "Photo by Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks, 320 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60610." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Daily News.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Print.

S#: 1909.07.0310

   
Date: 1976

Title: James Charnley Proposed Condos 1976 (1890 - S.009).

Description: Clipping on verso: "Mondo condo: It’s not Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright, thou shouldn’t be living at this hour. You shouldn’t let them do what they’re planning to do to your Charnley House. Yes, the Charnley House at 1365 N. Astor, that veritable emblem of modern architecture, is due for ‘renovations.’ It is to be remodeled into Gold Coast condominium apartments after 84 years as a family residence -- and with the approval of Chicago’s city landmarks commissioners, at that. We can imagine Wright’s outrage if he still were alive. He gave up humility at an early age, and his angry outcries stopped the proposed razing of his most famous Chicago house, the Robie House at 5757 S. Woodlawn. Stamped on verso: "Jun 23 76." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Daily News.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Print.

S#: 2020.08.0811

   
Date: 1983

Photographer: Gene Pesek

Description: James Charnley Dining Room Fireplace (1891 - S.009). Caption of verso: "The fireplace in the Sharnley House dining room. (Sun-Times Photo by Gene Pesek)." Label on verso: "Photographer: Gene Pesek. Date: 3/11/83. Location: 1365 No Astor Street. Reporter: Judy Moore. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Charnley House on Astor St. is up for sale. It is in the process of being restored. Views of the interior include fireplaces in the dining room, the main entry hall, center atrium hall from 3rd to 1st floor, close up of dining room fixture, enclosed from porch, exteriors are of owner in front, full pix of the building and copper cornices along the roof." Clipping on verso: "Charnley House... is looking better than ever after since its recent restoration. The 16-room landmark home at 1365 N Astor, with its six bedrooms, four baths, and six wood burning fireplaces, was built in 1892 for James Charnley, a wealthy lumberman who was a personal friend of Sullivan. Wright at the time was the chief draftsman at the architectural firm of Adler and Sullivan... Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Sun Times.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W Print.

ST#: 1983.21.0310

   
Date: 1988

Title: James Charnley Balcony (1891 - S.009)

Description: Detail of exterior balcony. Printed on verso: "Date: 10/07/88. Location: 1365 North Astor / Charnley House. Photographer: Fila/Studio. Description: Exteriors / Louis Sullivan & F.L. Wright Manson." Clipping on verso: "The Charnley House, an 1891 townhouse designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright is soon to be open for public tours." Stamped n clipping: "Oct 23 ‘88". Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Photograph.

ST#: 1988.59.0112

   
   
   
CHICAGO
 
Date: 2004

Title: Chicago Skyscrapers in vintage Postcards (Published by Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, Chicago IL, Portsmouth NH, San Francisco CA)

Author: Hudson, Leslie A.

Description: Includes vintage postcards with references to Wright. Original list price $19.99. (First Edition) Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 6.5 x 9.25

Pages: Pp 128

ST#: 2004.60.0711

   
Date: 2005

Title: The Chicago Architectural Club. Prelude to the Modern (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by The Monacelli Press, Inc. New York)

Author: Hasbrouck, Wilbert R.

Description:
"In the late nineteenth century, Chicago - the birthplace of modern architecture in the United States - was a magnet for aspiring architects. The city was forced to rebuild after the destruction wrought by the Great Fire of 1871 and also to expand to accommodate a surge in the population. The seemingly endless demand for taller and more sophisticated buildings offered young draftsmen an unprecedented opportunity to influence the design of the American skyscraper. The Chicago Architecture Club: Prelude to the Modern documents the history of these draftsmen, the organization they founded, and its role in shaping architectural education and modern architectural practice. Founded in 1885, when architecture was an emerging profession and formal architectural education was in its infancy, the Club provided a setting where aspiring draftsmen could develop their skills by creating a professional network and participating in a lively program of lectures, design competitions, and social events. Wilbert R. Hasbrouck documents the personalities and politics of this impressive group, offering an in-depth look at the lesser-known men often largely responsible for the designs credited to their more famous employers. This comprehensive volume includes hundreds of drawings and photographs depicting a wide range of buildings that laid the groundwork for a uniquely American modern architecture." (Publisher’s description.) Original list price $75.00. 9.25 x 10.75 (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 639

ST#:
2005.44.1216
   
   
   
FRANCIS APARTMENTS (1985 - S.032)
   
Date: 1895

Title: Francis Apartments

Description: Important Frank Lloyd Wright rendering; early presentation drawing for the Francis Apartments, 1895, demolished in 1971. Watercolor delineated for Wright by Paul Lautrup. Signed by Wright and Lautrup. The Francis Apartments were commissioned by the Terra Haute Trust Co. and built as middle-class housing on Chicago's south side. The only other known drawing linking Wright and Lautrup is the presentation drawing for the William Winslow House, 1893. That drawing is in the collection of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation in Oak Park, IL. This drawing was sold at auction on March 7, 2010, by Treadway / Toomey Gallery.

Size: 18" x 26"

   
Date: 2010

Title: 20th Century Art & Design, March 7, 2010, Treadway / Toomey (Published by Treadway / Toomey Gallery, Inc., Cincinnati, Oak Park)

Author: Treadway / Toomey Gallery, Inc.

Description: Item 308 "Important Frank Lloyd Wright rendering; early presentation drawing for the Frances Apartments, 1895, demolished in 1971. Watercolor delineated for Wright by Paul Lautrup. Sighed by Wright and Lautrup. The Francis Apartments were commissioned by the Terra Haute Trust Co. and built as middle-class housing on Chicago’s south side. Sixteen Wright items on pages: Cover, 47-49, 51. Original list price $35.00. (First Edition)

Size: Soft Cover 8.5 x 11.

Pages: Pp 200

ST#: 2010.02.0310

 
In 1895 Wright installed a carved stone plaque outside his Oak Park office which included his logo, a Celtic cross within a circle, within a square. He worked it into the top of the entrance gates in the Francis Apartments (S.032), and was also used on his Letterhead. He added it to the bottom right-hand corner of the title page "The Eve of St. Agnes", and was added through-out "The House Beautiful".
Wright's Oak Park Plaque Francis Apartments Francis Apartment Gate Wright Letterhead
 

In 1895, Wright designed the Francis Apartments (S.032), overlapping geometric circles in a Sullivanesque pattern. Wright repeated this pattern along the base of the title page "The Eve of St. Agnes", framing his winged females within decorative foliated circles.

 

In 1910, Frank Lloyd Wright published the "Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright" (Studies and Executed Buildings), published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin. A set of two portfolios, each set of two portfolios consisted of 100 separate plates (sheets).  Printed in German. The complete set consisted of 72 plates numbered I through LXIV and included eight with a or b. 28 were tissue overlays and were attached to the corresponding plates. Detail of Plate V (5) "Francis Rental House, Chicago."

 

Detail of Plate V (5) "Francis Rental House, Chicago." Gate, Planter Box and decorative pieces above the entrance at the far end of the courtyard are visible.

 
 
   
Date: Circa 1900-1910

Description: Francis Apartments (Circa 1900-10). Francis Apartments, 4304 South Forestville Ave. Chicago, Illinois (1895 - S.032). Designed by Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Demolished in 1971. Looking West on East 43rd Street, Forrestville Avenue is on the left.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0094.16.0711

   
Date: Circa 1925-1935

Description: Francis Apartments (Circa 1925-35). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Demolished in 1971. Photographed from the Northeast, attributed to Gilman Lane. Large sign in first floor corner window, "Hydrox Ice Cream, Candy, Cigars."

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0171.09.0711

   
Detail of photograph on the left.
Date: Circa 1925-1935

Description: Francis Apartments (Circa 1925-35). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Demolished in 1971. Photograph of the entrance courtyard, attributed to Gilman Lane. Decorative pieces atop the entryway at the rear of the courtyard are visible, and show the consistency in design with the top of the Gate. (See detail on right.) The only sections of the Gate that remain are the stationary pieces. Planter is visible, but unattended.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0171.10.0711

   
Date: 1965

Description: Francis Apartments (1965). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Francis Apartments would be demolished in just six short years, 1971. Photographed from the Northeast by Harold Allen, June 17, 1965. HABS Ill,16-Chig,74-4.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph

S#: 1628.16.0711

   
Detail of photograph on the left.

 

Date: 1965

Description: Francis Apartments (1965). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Francis Apartments would be demolished in just six short years, 1971. Photographed from the East by Harold Allen, June 17, 1965. HABS Ill,16-Chig,74-5. Decorative pieces atop the entryway at the rear of the courtyard have been removed. (See detail on right.) The only sections of the Gate that remain are the stationary pieces. Planter has been removed and filled in.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.17.0711

   
Date: 1965

Description: Francis Apartments (1965). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Francis Apartments would be demolished in just six short years, 1971. Detail of iron grille and geometric patterned terra-cotta facing on the South side, looking Northeast. Photograph by Harold Allen, June 17, 1965. HABS Ill,16-Chig,74-1. The only sections of the Gate that remain are the stationary pieces.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph

S#: 1628.18.0711

   
Detail of photograph on the left.

 

Date: 1965

Description: Francis Apartments (1965). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Francis Apartments would be demolished in just six short years, 1971. Photograph of entryway on the Northwest corner of the courtyard by Harold Allen, June 17, 1965. HABS Ill,16-Chig,74-2. Decorative pieces atop the entryway have been removed.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph

S#: 1628.19.0711

   
Date: 1965

Description: Francis Apartments (1965). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Francis Apartments would be demolished in just six short years, 1971. Detail of the geometric patterned terra-cotta facing. Photographed by Harold Allen, June 17, 1965. HABS Ill,16-Chig,74-3.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph

S#: 1628.20.0711

   
Description: Francis Apartments (1965). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Demolished in 1971. Detail of the terra-cotta ornament bordering the entrance portal of the Francis Apartments, top and sides.
   
Description: Francis Apartments (1965). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Demolished in 1971. Entrance Gate to the Francis Apartments, on display at The Art Institute of Chicago.
   
Description: Francis Apartments (1965). Francis Apartments, Chicago (1895 - S.032). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, for the Terre Haute Trust Company, Chicago. Demolished in 1971. Cast Iron Circular Grille from the Francis Apartments, on display at The Art Institute of Chicago.
 
   
   
   
FRANCISCO TERRACE APARTMENTS (1895 - S.030)
 
Date: 1959

Description: Francisco Terrace Apartments (1895 - S.030) 1959. Caption on verso: "The Sullivan influence is seen again in the arch of court building at 253 N. Francisco. This is one of the Wright structures that shows signs of neglect." Stamped "Apr 13, 1959". Label on verso: "Chicago Sun-Times. Date: 4/10/59. Photographer: Larson. Title: Wright Homes... Location: 253 N. Francisco. Caption: Building at 253 N. Francisco designed by Frank Lloyd Wright." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Sun Times.

Size: Original 7.5 x 10 B&W Print.

S#: 1377.37.0310

   
Date: 1971

Photographer: Steve Perraud

Description: Francisco Terrace Apartments Courtyard (1895 - S.030) 1971. Clipping on verso: "(Caption) The two-story building at 237 N. Francisco was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895 for low-income families. The building now faces demolition. Photo by Steve Perraud. W. Siders out to save rare Wright Building. By Dennis Byrne. Tenants and owners of a West Side co-operative are fighting to save their home - a rare Frank Lloyd Wright apartment building - from the wrecking ball... ¶ Each of the 46 units has its own exterior entrance facing a once handsomely landscaped interior courtyard. There are no hallways to heat or to provide hiding places for thugs. ¶ The typical Chicago flat in 1895 when Wright designed the building was cramped, and often light and fresh air failed to reach many of the units. ¶ Wright meant his building to be a prototype for better living condition for the poor... ¶ In 1930, the building was converted into a co-operative project... ¶ Almost half of the units are vacant, and about six have been gutted by fires... ¶ Faced with possible court action condemning the building, the residences sought help from Michael Brown, an attorney... ¶ Architects estimate renovation costs would be from $11,000 to $15,000 for each dwelling unit..." Stamped on verso: "Chicago Daily News. Dec 9, 1971." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Daily News.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Print.

S#: 1867.04.0310

   
Date: 1972

Description: Francisco Terrace Apartments Courtyard, Chicago (1895 - S.030) 1972. Clipping on verso: "Hoping to save their historic building from a demolition order, residents of Frank Lloyd Wright Francisco Terrace Apartments began boarding up vacant flats Saturday. Wright designed the building in 1895 as one of the first ‘projects’ for low-income families, and the complex at 237 N. Francisco was converted to a co-operative in 1930. It is believed Wright’s last apartment building in Chicago. It faces condemnation unless boarding-up is completed and a renovation plan is approved in Housing Court. (Sun-Times Photo by Larry Graff). (Caption) Each of the building’s 46 apartments opens on the central courtyard, a startling innovation in 1895. Tenants hope the building can be cleaned up and renovated." Stamped on verso: "Chicago Sun-Times. Feb 20, 1972." From the archives of the Chicago Sun Times.

Size: 8 x 6 Print, High res image

S#: 1909.08.0410

   
Date: 1972

Photographer: Larry Graff

Description: Francisco Terrace Apartments Window Detail, Chicago (1895 - S.030) 1972. Clipping on verso: "Tenants Help battle to save Francisco ‘project’. Hoping to save their historic building from a demolition order, residents of Frank Lloyd Wright Francisco Terrace Apartments began boarding up vacant flats Saturday. Wright designed the building in 1895 as one of the first ‘projects’ for low-income families, and the complex at 237 N. Francisco was converted to a co-operative in 1930. It is believed Wright’s last apartment building in Chicago. It faces condemnation unless boarding-up is completed and a renovation plan is approved in Housing Court. (Sun-Times Photo by Larry Graff)." Stamped on verso: "Chicago Sun-Times. Feb 20, 1972." From the archives of the Chicago Sun Times.

Size: 8 x 6 Print, High res image

S#: 1909.09.0410

 

   
   
   
 ISIDORE HELLER RESIDENCE (1896 - S.038)
 
Date: 1896

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, (1896 - S.038) Chicago.

Description: Original exterior third floor painted plaster Sullivanesque capital fragments, two halves. These were removed and salvaged during restoration. Extreme damage to the plaster and paint, due to Chicago weather conditions, has been seen as early as 1964. There are three variations of Sullivanesque capitals on the exterior of the Heller residence. On the first floor, two capitals at the entrance. A second version is on the second floor, in two slight variations. The first atop four square brick columns, and the second atop six round bricks columns. The third variation is on the third floor. Six pairs of smaller colonettes are topped with large, spreading ornamental Sullivanesque plaster capitals. Acquired from the Toomey/Treadway Galleries, Oak Park. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 12" wide x 5" deep x 7.25" high.

S#: 0022.40.0314

   
   
 
   
 
   
   
   
Date: Circa 1905-08

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Circa 1905-08 (1896 - S.038).

Description: This image appears to have been taken after Plate 43 was photographed, which was published in "In The Nature of Material", Hitchcock, 1942, and at the same time as a photograph published in the November 1908 issue of House Beautiful. It appears to have been photographed just after completion of the home, with a few minor details not finished. Photographed during the winter, there are no vines on the front of the home, like those in the AB 1911 image (circa 1910). The three trees on the left, and one on the right are seen in AB 1911 photograph. The exterior light fixture to the right of the entrance seen in 1913 has not been installed. Although the gutters have been installed, the down spout on the east side of the Southeast corner seen in AB 1911, are missing, but the house numbers have been installed. The vase sits on a low pedestal, just behind the bushes, centered in the entrance sidewalk. Courtesy of the City of Chicago. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 7.6 B&W photograph.

S#: 0058.09.0514

   
Date: Circa 1913

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Entrance, Chicago, Circa 1913 (1896 - S.038).

Description: View from the Southeast of the entrance. The large limestone columns on either side of the entrance are octagonal in shape, with ornamental Sullivanesque capitals. The columns support three square frieze panels with a quatrefoil design. The entrance is framed with a billet molding. The Art Institute of Chicago dates this photograph before 1914. Ida Heller, Isidore Heller’s wife, past away in 1909. Isidore Heller lived in the home a few more years, but sold it and moved in 1913. Not confirmed, but the gentleman in the photograph could be Isidore Heller. (Note lamp to the right of the entrance. Changed in later images.) Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 6 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0120.15.0514

   
Date: Circa 1938-40 (Manson)

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Street View, Chicago, Manson Circa 1938-40 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the East. Photographed during the winter, no foliage. Ivy vines still cover front of the house. The Living Room is on the first floor, one of five bedrooms is on the second floor. The bedroom doors open to a balcony. The Playroom is on the third floor. The side entrance on the North side can be seen on the far right. A short fence can be seen along the sidewalk. It also continues toward the house on the far left, similar to the Gilman Lane images. Appears to be photographed within a few years of the Lane images, but less foliage. Possibly photographed by Grant Manson. Part of the Grant Manson collection. He took many of his photographs between 1937 and 1941 while researching for his doctoral dissertation titled "Frank Lloyd Wright's Work Before 1910", 1958. Courtesy of the Oak Park Public Library. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 6 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0171.21.0514

   
Date: Circa 1938-40 (Lane)

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Street View , Chicago, Lane Circa 1938-40 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Southeast. Photographed during the summer, full foliage. Ivy vines still cover front of the house. The Living Room is on the first floor, one of five bedrooms is on the second floor. The bedroom doors open to a balcony. The Playroom is on the third floor. A short fence can be seen along the sidewalk. It also continues toward the house to the right of the stairs and walk. Appears to be photographed within a few years of the Manson image, but more foliage. Photographed by Gilman Lane. Part of the Gilman Lane collection. The Art Institute of Chicago dates similar Lane images Circa 1935-1945. Heller image published in 1942, "In The Nature of Material", Wright, are shown without vines, so would have to be photographed before 1942. Courtesy of the Oak Park Public Library. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 9.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0171.22.0514

   
Date: Circa 1938-40 (Lane)

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Entrance, Chicago, Lane Circa 1938-40 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Entrance viewed from the Southeast. Photographed during the summer, full foliage. The large limestone columns on either side of the entrance are octagonal in shape, with ornamental Sullivanesque capitals. The columns support three square frieze panels with a quatrefoil design. The entrance is framed with a billet molding. The light fixture has been replaced with one more in sync with the design of the home. Photographed by Gilman Lane at the same time as other Lane images. Part of the Gilman Lane collection. The Art Institute of Chicago dates similar Lane images Circa 1935-1945. Courtesy of the Oak Park Public Library. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0171.23.0514

   
Date: Circa 1938-40 (Lane)

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Lane Circa 1938-40 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Southwest. Photographed during the summer, full foliage. Ivy vines cover the south side of the house. The Kitchen is on the far left. The Dining Room is in the center, the Reception Room is on the right. The main entrance is to the far right, out of the picture. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. Bedroom doors open to a balcony. The Playroom is on the third floor. A short wall that runs along the south boundary can be seen in the foreground. Appears to be photographed within a few years of the Manson image, but more foliage. Photographed by Gilman Lane. Part of the Gilman Lane collection. The Art Institute of Chicago dates this Lane images circa 1935-1945. Heller image published in 1942, "In The Nature of Material", Wright, are shown without vines, so would have to be photographed before 1942. Caption on verso: "I. Heller House, 1897, 5132 Woodlawn, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. Imaginative articulation of space and surface treatment, and linear trim all expressive of home, sheltering and exciting at once." Stamped on verso: "Feb 8, 1960". The same year Wright designed the Heller Residence, he designed the title page for "The Eve of St. Agnes". Wright adapted the winged female figures from the title page for the Heller House Frieze. See our Wright Study on for more information. Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune. Two copies. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W silver gelatin photograph.

S#: 1458.36.1211, 0171.24.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Historic American Buildings Survey, Isidore Heller Residence (Published by the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, Nation Park Service, Arlington, Virginia)

Author: Rudd, J. William

Description: Photographs, Written Historical and Descriptive Data. Includes historical information and events connected with the structure, architectural information, a description of the exterior, interior and site. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8.5 x 11.

Pages: Pp 7

S#: 1596.43.0614

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, HABS Measured Drawings, First and Second Floor Plan, 1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: "The Isidore Heller House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a narrow city lot in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. It belongs to a stylistic category of Wright’s work that has been termed ‘Monitor’ referring to the third story which is raised above the main eaves and capped by a smaller hip roof. The arcade and frieze of this story contains elaborate Sullivanesque ornament and sculptural figures, the latter executed by Richard Bock... Recorded by the National Park Service... Measured and drawn during the summer of 1964 under the direction of James C. Massey. Drawn by: J Rex Poggenpohl." Historic American Building Survey, Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.40.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, HABS Measured Drawings, South and East Elevations, 1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: "The Isidore Heller House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a narrow city lot in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. It belongs to a stylistic category of Wright’s work that has been termed ‘Monitor’ referring to the third story which is raised above the main eaves and capped by a smaller hip roof. The arcade and frieze of this story contains elaborate Sullivanesque ornament and sculptural figures, the latter executed by Richard Bock... Recorded by the National Park Service... Measured and drawn during the summer of 1964 under the direction of James C. Massey. Drawn by: J Rex Poggenpohl." Historic American Building Survey, Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.41.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, HABS Measured Drawings, Detail of Staircase Window, 1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: "The Isidore Heller House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a narrow city lot in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. It belongs to a stylistic category of Wright’s work that has been termed ‘Monitor’ referring to the third story which is raised above the main eaves and capped by a smaller hip roof. The arcade and frieze of this story contains elaborate Sullivanesque ornament and sculptural figures, the latter executed by Richard Bock... Recorded by the National Park Service... Measured and drawn during the summer of 1964 under the direction of James C. Massey. Drawn by: J Rex Poggenpohl." Historic American Building Survey, Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.42.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Street view,1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast. Ivy has begun to grow again. A wooden fence has been added to the right side. The Living Room is on the first floor, the side entrance on the North side can be seen on the far right. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. The east bedroom opens to a balcony. The windows just to the right of the chimney is one of two bathrooms on the second floor. The large brick tower just behind the side entrance, houses an elevator that services the basement and all three floors. The Playroom is on the third floor. The Roman brick on the first floor is buff, the second and third floors, above the horizontal stone trim alternates buff and gray bricks. The Living Room windows are bordered with horizontal stone. The square panels below the Living Room windows match the billet molding framing the main entrance. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.28.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Living Room window detail,1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast. Ivy has begun to grow again. The Living Room is on the first floor. The Roman brick on the first floor is buff. The Living Room windows are bordered with horizontal stone. The square panels below the Living Room windows match the billet molding framing the main entrance. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.29.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Detail of the third floor,1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast. Three arches are set between plaster Sullivanesque panels with high relief winged maidens. Pairs of colonettes are topped with large, spreading ornamental Sullivanesque plaster capitals. Both the plaster maidens and capitals show deterioration. The Roman brick on the second and third floors alternates buff and gray bricks. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.30.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Detail of the third floor capitals,1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast. Pairs of colonettes are topped with large, spreading ornamental Sullivanesque plaster capitals. Plaster capitals show deterioration. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.31.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, North side,1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast. Remnants of ivy can be seen at the top left. The art glass windows follow the stairs that lead to the second floor. The window sills are limestone, as is the horizontal trim that runs the length of the home. The North (back) entrance sets on a thick limestone foundation, very similar to the foundation of the Husser Residence (1899). The art glass windows, different than those of the stairway, repeats the design element in the upper Sullivanesque panels, seen between the winged maidens. The large brick tower just behind the side entrance, houses an elevator that services the basement and all three floors. The elevator tower and back entrance were not part of the original drawings published in 1909, and both may have been added when Wright added the elevator in 1909. The Pantry and Kitchen are just beyond the that. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.32.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Detail of the North side windows,1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast. The art glass windows follow the stairs that lead to the second floor. The window sills are limestone, as is the horizontal trim that runs the length of the home. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.33.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Detail of the North side back entrance,1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast. The North (back) entrance sets on a thick limestone foundation, very similar to the foundation of the Husser Residence (1899). The art glass windows, different than those of the stairway, repeats the design element in the upper Sullivanesque panels, seen between the winged maidens. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.34.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Detail of the North side back entrance art glass ,1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast. The art glass windows, different than those of the stairway, repeats the design element in the upper Sullivanesque panels, seen between the winged maidens. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.35.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Entrance, Chicago, 1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: View from the Southeast. The large limestone columns on either side of the entrance are octagonal in shape, with ornamental Sullivanesque capitals. The columns support three square frieze panels with a quatrefoil design. The light fixture has been replaced with one more consistent with the design of the home. The entrance is framed with a billet molding. The Dining Room is seen on the far left. The Lining Room is to the right of the Entrance. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.36.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Entrance detail, Chicago, 1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: View from the Southeast. The large limestone columns on either side of the entrance are octagonal in shape, with ornamental Sullivanesque capitals. The columns support three square frieze panels with a quatrefoil design. The light fixture has been replaced with one more consistent with the design of the home. The entrance is framed with a billet molding. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.37.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Entrance detail, Chicago, 1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: View from the Southeast. The large limestone columns on either side of the entrance are octagonal in shape, with ornamental Sullivanesque capitals. The columns support three square frieze panels with a quatrefoil design. The light fixture has been replaced with one more consistent with the design of the home. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.38.0514

   
Date: 1964

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Entrance detail, Chicago, 1964 (1896 - S.038).

Description: View from the Southeast. The large limestone columns are octagonal in shape, with ornamental Sullivanesque capitals. Photographed by Harold Allen on June 15, 1964. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1596.39.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, view of third floor frieze, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Detail of the plaster frieze of the Southeast corner of the third floor. Viewed from the South. Under the copper gutters are decorative plaster soffits. Plaster panels include high relief winged maidens, set within a low relief Sullivanesque design. Relief is showing extreme deterioration. Corners are trimmed with a large based octagonal column. The Roman brick on the second and third floors alternates buff and gray bricks. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.25.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, detail of third floor frieze, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Detail of the plaster frieze of the Southeast corner of the third floor. Viewed from the South. Plaster panels include high relief winged maidens, set within a low relief Sullivanesque design. The design element between the maidens is similar to the art glass in the back entrance to the home, and elements in the title page for "The Eve of St. Agnes", designed by Wright and published in 1896, and "House Beautiful", designed by Wright and published in 1897. Relief is showing extreme deterioration. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.26.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, detail of third floor frieze, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Detail of the plaster frieze of the Southeast corner of the third floor. Viewed from the South. Plaster panels include high relief winged maidens, set within a low relief Sullivanesque design. The design element between the maidens is similar to the art glass in the back entrance to the home, and elements in the title page for "The Eve of St. Agnes", designed by Wright and published in 1896, and "House Beautiful", designed by Wright and published in 1897. Relief is showing extreme deterioration. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.27.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, detail of third floor frieze, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Detail of the plaster frieze of the Southeast corner of the third floor. Viewed from the South. Relief is showing extreme deterioration. Corners are trimmed with a large based octagonal column. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.28.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Hall, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the West, looking toward the Living Room. The front door leads into the entry vestibule. It originally opened up into the reception hall, which has been blocked by a built-in bookcase. A set of doors open inward and lead to the main hall. Oak woodwork frames the ceiling and wall spaces. Walls are trimmed with large oak baseboards. The stairway on the left leads to the second level. The large square newel post is decorated at the top with a Sullivanesque filigree trim. Tightly packed spindles form screens, partially hiding the stairway. Opposite the stairway is the reception room. Octagonal oak columns set atop square oak pedestals, both decorated at the top with matching Sullivanesque filigree trim. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.34.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Hall, Details of vestibule doors, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: The front door leads into the entry vestibule. A set of doors open inward and lead to the main hall. Oak woodwork frames the ceiling and wall spaces. Walls are trimmed with large oak baseboards. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.35.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Hall, Detail of stairway, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Oak woodwork frames the ceiling and wall spaces. Walls are trimmed with large oak baseboards. The stairway leads to the second level. The large square newel post is decorated at the top with a Sullivanesque filigree trim. Tightly packed spindles form screens, partially hiding the stairway. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.36.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Hall, Detail of Reception Room entrance, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: The front door leads into the entry vestibule. It originally opened up into the reception hall, which has been blocked by a built-in bookcase. A set of doors open inward and lead to the main hall. Oak woodwork frames the ceiling and wall spaces. Walls are trimmed with large oak baseboards. Octagonal oak columns set atop square oak pedestals, both decorated at the top with matching Sullivanesque filigree trim. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.37.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Hall, Detail of Reception Room entrance, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: The entry vestibule originally opened up into the reception hall, which has been blocked by a built-in bookcase. Octagonal oak columns set atop square oak pedestals, both decorated at the top with matching Sullivanesque filigree trim. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.38.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Hall, Detail of Reception Room column, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Octagonal oak columns set atop square oak pedestals, both decorated at the top with matching Sullivanesque filigree trim. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.39.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Hall, Baseboard detail, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Walls are trimmed with large oak baseboards. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.40.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Living Room, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the Southwest. One of Wright’s hallmark’s was to vary ceiling heights. Raising it in some areas, lowering it in other areas in the same room. Creating a room within a room. This creates the illusion that the ceiling is higher than it actually is. Wright described the room in the June 1900 issue of Architectural Review, "Interior walls of rough sand finish. Trimmed in quartered and waxed white oak. Plaster saturated with pure color. Floor finish and furniture of one wood and color throughout. Lighting fixtures in main rooms wooden standards with globes worked in brass and opalescent glass. Interior color scheme bronze and dull green." The living room brick fireplace is framed in oak. Built-in bookcases balance each side of the fireplace area. The fireplace and bookcase ends are faced with delicate filigree panels. The Living Room’s brass light standards were removed, but outlines of the standard’s bases remain on the floor in the living room. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.29.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Living Room, Detail of fireplace trim, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Wright described the room in the June 1900 issue of Architectural Review, "Interior walls of rough sand finish. Trimmed in quartered and waxed white oak. Plaster saturated with pure color. Floor finish and furniture of one wood and color throughout. Lighting fixtures in main rooms wooden standards with globes worked in brass and opalescent glass. Interior color scheme bronze and dull green." The living room brick fireplace is framed in oak. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.30.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Living Room, Detail of the filigree panels, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: The living room brick fireplace is framed in oak. Built-in bookcases balance each side of the fireplace area. The fireplace and bookcase ends are faced with delicate filigree panels. The filigree panel on the left is on the side of the bookcase, the filigree panel on the right is built into the fireplace trim. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.31.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Living Room, Fireplace detail. Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: The living room brick fireplace is framed in oak. The fireplace ends are faced with delicate filigree panels on the inside and front. At the base of the front panel is a short built-in octagonal column, repeating the shape of the column outside the entrance of the home. It is topped with a pointed octagonal capital. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.32.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Living Room, Bookcase detail, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: The living room brick fireplace is framed in oak. Built-in bookcases balance each side of the fireplace area. The bookcase ends are faced with delicate filigree panels. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.33.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Stairway, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Viewed from the East, looking toward the Second level. Oak woodwork frames the stairway, ceiling and wall spaces. Although the newel post on the first floor was square, this newel post on the landing between the first and second floors is octagonal in shape and matches the upper column in the reception room, and is decorated at the top with the Sullivanesque filigree trim. Three upper posts are square and without the filigree trim. Tightly packed spindles form screens, partially hiding the stairway from the reception hall. Eleven art glass windows follow the stairs that lead to the second floor. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.41.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Stairway detail, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Oak woodwork frames the stairway. Although the newel post on the first floor was square, this newel post on the landing between the first and second floors is octagonal in shape and matches the upper column in the reception room, and is decorated at the top with the Sullivanesque filigree trim. Three upper posts are square and without the filigree trim. Tightly packed spindles form screens, partially hiding the stairway from the reception hall. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.42.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Stairway detail, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Oak woodwork frames the stairway. Although the newel post on the first floor was square, this newel post on the landing between the first and second floors is octagonal in shape and matches the upper column in the reception room, and is decorated at the top with the Sullivanesque filigree trim. Upper posts are square and without the filigree trim. Tightly packed spindles form screens, partially hiding the stairway from the reception hall. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: Courtesy of the Library of Congress. 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.43.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Isidore Heller Residence Stairway detail, Chicago, 1965 (1896 - S.038).

Description: Tightly packed spindles form screens, partially hiding the stairway from the reception hall. Photographed by Richard Nickel in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.44.0514

   
Date: 1965

Title: Chicago’s Famous Buildings. A Photographic Guide to the City’s Architectural Landmarks and Other Notable Buildings (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London)

Author: Edited by: Siegel, Arthur; Foreword: Bach, Ira J.; Essays: Duncan, Hugh Dalziel; Condit, Carl W.

Description: Begins with two essays. The first, "The Chicago School: Principles..." by Duncan, and "The Chicago School: ...and Practice": by Condit. Of the 92 examples, it includes Wright buildings. #15: Rookery Building and Wright remodel. #29: Charnley House. $33: Sullivan House. #37: Francis Apartments. #38: Francisco Terrace Apartments. #41: Heller House. #52: E-Z Polish Building. #57: Robie House. During 1961-62, Laird Scott was a Senior photography major at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. "Our class was given the assignment of providing many of the photos for the first edition of 'Chicago's Famous Buildings." The editor of the book, Siegel, was also one of our photography teachers. It was in 1961 that Scott photographed the Isidore Heller Residence and Francis Apartments. Although his images of the Heller Residence were not used in the book, his images of the Francis Apartments were. Original list price $2.95.  (Second Edition)  See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 4.75 x 8.25

Pages: Pp 230

S#: 1628.45.0514

   
Date: 1969

Title: Chicago’s Famous Buildings. A Photographic Guide to the City’s Architectural Landmarks and Other Notable Buildings (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London. Second Edition Revised and Enlarged)

Author: Edited by: Siegel, Arthur; Foreword to the First and Second Edition: Bach, Ira J.; Essays: Duncan, Hugh Dalziel; Condit, Carl W.

Description:  Begins with two essays. The first, "The Chicago School: Principles..." by Duncan, and "The Chicago School: ...and Practice": by Condit. Of the 112 examples, it includes Wright buildings. #14: Rookery Building and Wright remodel. #23: Sullivan House. #24: Charnley House. #28: Francis Apartments. #28: Francisco Terrace Apartments. #33: Heller House. #41: E-Z Polish Building. #47: Robie House. #60 Wright House and Studio. #61 Winslow. #63 Brown. #64 Glasner. #65 Unity Temple. #66 Coonley. #68 Thomas Gale. #70 Lewis. #74 (Fine Arts Building). During 1961-62, Laird Scott was a Senior photography major at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. "Our class was given the assignment of providing many of the photos for the first edition of 'Chicago's Famous Buildings." The editor of the book, Siegel, was also one of our photography teachers. It was in 1961 that Scott photographed the Isidore Heller Residence and Francis Apartments. Although his images of the Heller Residence were not used in the book, his images of the Francis Apartments were. Original list price $4.50. (Second Edition)

Size: 4.75 x 8.25

Pages: Pp 272

S#:
1803.19.1016
   
Date: 1986

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, Drawings. (Heller Residence) (Published by Pomegranate Publications, Corte Madera, California)

Author: Pomegranate Publications

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright, American (1869-1959), House for Isidore Heller, Chicago, Illinois, 1896 (detail). Perspective, 10-1/2 x 30," watercolor and graphite pencil on tracing paper mounted to heavy grade art paper. Pomegranate Publications, Box 980, Corte Madera, California 94925. © 1986 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona. Designed by Malcom Tarlofsky.

Size: 24 x 36

ST#: 1986.64.0516

   
Date: 2000

Title: Documentation, Analysis, and Interpretation of The Interior Finishes of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heller House. (Printed and digital copy)

Author: Wolf, Zana Cecelia

Description: A Thesis in Historic Preservation. Presented to the Faculties of the University of Pennsylvania in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Science. An in-depth study including a description and history of the Heller House, Wright in the 1890s, as well as an extensive analysis of the interior finishes of the Heller Residence. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 272

ST#: 2000.69.0614

   
Date: 2002

Title: Isidore Heller Residence 2002 (1896 - S.038) Chicago.

Description: 1) Viewed from the Southeast during September 2002. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. Bedroom doors open to a balcony. The Playroom is on the third floor. There are three variations of Sullivanesque capitals on the exterior of the Heller residence. A square capital atop a square brick column on the second floor and a smaller flowing ornamental Sullivanesque plaster capital atop of a round column on the third floor. Set of four. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in September 2002.

Size: 35mm slides and 14" x 9" high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.126.1217-1
   
Date: 2002

Title: Isidore Heller Residence 2002 (1896 - S.038) Chicago.

Description:
2) Viewed from the Southeast during September 2002. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. Bedroom doors open to a balcony. The Playroom is on the third floor. There are three variations of Sullivanesque capitals on the exterior of the Heller residence. A square capital atop a square brick column on the second floor and a smaller flowing ornamental Sullivanesque plaster capital atop of a round column on the third floor. The Roman brick on the first floor is buff, the second and third floors, above the horizontal stone trim alternates buff and gray bricks. Set of four. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in September 2002.

Size: 35mm slides and 14" x 9" high res digital image.

ST#: 2002.126.1217-2
   
Date: 2002

Title: 3) Isidore Heller Residence 2002 (1896 - S.038) Chicago.

Description: Viewed from the Southeast during September 2002. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. Bedroom doors open to a balcony. The Playroom is on the third floor. There are three variations of Sullivanesque capitals on the exterior of the Heller residence. A square capital atop a square brick column on the second floor and a smaller flowing ornamental Sullivanesque plaster capital atop of a round column on the third floor. Three arches are set between plaster Sullivanesque panels with high relief winged maidens. Pairs of colonettes are topped with large, spreading ornamental Sullivanesque plaster capitals. Set of four. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in September 2002.

Size: 35mm slides and 14" x 9" high res digital image.

ST#: 2002.126.1217-3
   
Date: 2002

Title: 4) Isidore Heller Residence 2002 (1896 - S.038) Chicago.

Description: View from the Southeast of the entrance. The large limestone columns on either side of the entrance are octagonal in shape, with ornamental Sullivanesque capitals. The columns support three square frieze panels with a quatrefoil design. The entrance is framed with a billet molding. Set of four. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in September 2002.

Size: 35mm slides and 14" x 9" high res digital image.

ST#: 2002.126.1217-4
   
Date: 2004

Title: National Register of Historic Places, Heller Residence, Chicago, Illinois (Produced by the United States Department of Interior, National Parks Service)

Author: Wolf, Zana C.

Description: Registration and Continuation forms for the Heller Residence, 1896, Chicago, Illinois (S.038). Includes detailed historical information concerning the Heller Residence. Designated a National Historic Landmark, August 18, 2004. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 15

S#: 2004.67.0614

   
   
   
WARREN McARTHUR RESIDENCE (1892 - S.011)
   
Date: Circa 1892

Title: George Blossom Residence, Left (1892 - S.014) and the Warren McArthur Residence, Right (1892 - S.011) Circa 1892.

Description: Both designed in 1892, both bootleg projects. Note: this could be one of the earliest photographs of both houses. The houses appear to be near completion, but debris appears to still be in the yards. Sidewalks and curbs have been installed, but the streets still appear to be dirt. The short wall, which is set between two sets of stairs, that borders the sidewalk on the South (left) side of the Blossom house has not yet been installed. The McArthur house on the right, has the circular terrace, which was later squared off and covered.

Size: 10 x 7.5 B&W photograph.

S#:
0013.10.0517
   
Date: 1959

Title: Warren McArthur Residence 1959 (1892 - S.011).

Description: One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s bootleg projects, Warren McArthur and his family were friends of the Wrights. Placed on a thick foundation, like many of Wrights prairie styled homes, Roman brick was used below the window sills. Plaster above. The front door which is on the side of the house, is arched at the top, as are the openings of the covered terrace at the front of the home, which originally was an open terrace. Warren’s eldest son Albert, worked as an apprentice in Wright’s Oak Park Studio from 1907 to 1909 He is best known as the lead architect of the Arizona Biltmore, although he is overshadowed by Wright’s influence over the project. Note: Original drawings of the Dining Room sideboard include the copper urn designed by Wright. There is no known record that one was produced for this home. Sheet accompanying negative: "Apr. 10, 1959. Mickey Rito. Frank Lloyd Wright Story. 4852 S. Kenwood... Home at 4852 S. Kenwood... Lady is Mrs. Carl Peterson of 4851 S. Kenwood ave..." Mrs. Carl Peterson, possibly a neighbor that lived next door to the home. Photographed by Mickey Rito.

Size: Two 4x5 B&W negatives and one 36 x 45" B&W digital photograph. One 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.77.0915

   
Date: 1959

Title: 1) Warren McArthur Residence 1959 Detail 1 (1892 - S.011).

Description: One of the major features of the home are the corner octagonal bay windows. Two are on the front two front corners and the third on the back Southwest corner. They are cantilevered, but also braced. Leaded glass windows panes are diamond shaped. Placed on a thick foundation, like many of Wrights prairie styled homes, Roman brick was used below the window sills. Plaster above. Note the coal shoot.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.77.0915 -1

   
Date: 1959

Title: 2) Warren McArthur Residence 1959 Detail 2 (1892 - S.011).

Description: The front door is located on the South side of the home about half way back from the front. The top of the door forms a semicircle. Two short rectangular pillars border either side of the front door and is similar to the Chauncey Williams home. The back corner octagonal bay window is seen on the left.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.77.0915 -2

   
Date: 1959

Title: 3) Warren McArthur Residence 1959 Detail 3 (1892 - S.011).

Description: View of the upper front of the home. The Billiards Hall, located on the third floor (attic), has a vaulted ceiling, much like the playroom Wright designed for his children in his Oak Park home a year later. The large upper semi-circular leaded glass window appears to have overlapping circular panes, similar to the design in the George Blossom Home, Chicago.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.77.0915 -3

   
Date: 1959

Title: 4) Warren McArthur Residence 1959 Detail 4 (1892 - S.011).

Description: View of the covered porch. Originally semi-circular in design, the corners were added, squared off, and the whole porch covered. The semi-circular porch still exists within the squared corners, and portions are visible on the back side and in the front center.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.77.0915 -4

   
   
   
EDWARD C. WALLER APARTMENTS (1895 - S.031)
 
Date: 1959

Description: Edward C. Waller Apartments (1895 S.031) looking East (1959). Edward C. Waller was an important early Wright patron. He lived in River Forest near Wright's William Winslow house. Waller sold Winslow the property upon which his home was built. Waller commissioned several projects to be designed by Wright: the Francisco Terrace Apartments 1895 (S.030) (since demolished); the Waller Apartments 1895 (S.031); the remodeling of his home in River Forest 1899 (S.047); the Edward C. Waller Gates (S.065) and Stables (S.066) 1901; and the Edward C. Waller Bathing Pavilion 1909 (S.166). Waller's son Edward C. Jr. commissioned Midway Gardens 1913 (S.180). The Waller Apartments consisted of five units. Unit #1 on the East end (right) #5 in the foreground at the West end (left). Unit #4 was demolished in 1968 after a fire gutted the unit. The Francisco Terrace Apartments (S.030) were directly behind these units.

Size: Original 4 x 5 B&W negative and 8 x 10 Print.

S#: 1377.43.0810

   
Date: 1993

Photographer: Brian Jackson

Description: Edward C. Waller Apartments (1895 S.031) (1993). Edward C. Waller was an important early Wright patron. He lived in River Forest near Wright's William Winslow house. Waller sold Winslow the property upon which his home was built. Waller commissioned several projects to be designed by Wright: the Francisco Terrace Apartments 1895 (S.030) (since demolished); the Waller Apartment 1895 (S.031); the remodeling of his home in River Forest 1899 (S.047); the Edward C. Waller Gates (S.065) and Stables (S.066) 1901; and the Edward C. Waller Bathing Pavilion 1909 (S.166). Waller's son Edward C. Jr. commissioned Midway Gardens 1913 (S.180). The Waller Apartments consisted of five units (numbered right to left). Unit #1 on the East end (right) and #5 to the West end (left). Unit #4 (second from left) was demolished in 1968 after a fire gutted the unit. Center entrance is possibly unit #2. The Francisco Terrace Apartments (S.030) were directly behind these units. Clipping pasted to verso: "The two abandoned properties at 2844 and 2848 W. Walnut were slated by the city to be torn down and would have been had a red light not gone off. The row housed in a small corner of East Garfield Park were designed by 1895 by Frank Lloyd Wright, then a 26-year-old, little known architect. Devereux Bowly Jr. wrote in his book The Poorhouse that the two along with six other row houses still standing, are part of Francisco Terrace, ‘the first subsidized housing in Chicago... Classic in the history of low income housing. I like to tell people I bought two Frank Lloyd Wright buildings for $1 apiece.’ said Vince Michaels of the landmark Preservation Council, which bought them under the Chicago Abandoned Property Program and is rehabbing them to sell to low income families for $70,000 to $80,000 each." Caption on verso: "Abandoned row houses at 2844 and 2848 W. Walnut were slated for demolition until it was learned that they were designed in 1895 by Frank Lloyd Wright." Label on verso: "Chicago Sun-Times. Photographed by Brian Jackson." Stamped on verso: "Oct 25 1993". Acquired from the archived of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Size: Original 9.6 x 6.5 Print

ST#: 1993.65.0311

   
   
   

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