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Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Illinois (1896 - S.038)
 
Isidore Heller Residence 1961, By Laird Scott

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: A Photographic Guide to the City's Architectural Landmarks and Other Notable

  Buildings,' published in 1965. The editor of the book was Arthur Siegel, who was also one of our photography teachers. The book was a guidebook to Chicago architecture. As buildings have been demolished, they have been removed from subsequent editions." It was in 1961 that Scott photographed the Isidore Heller Residence.
 
1: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Street view,1961 (1896 - S.038). Viewed from the Northeast. A wooden fence has been added to the right side. The Living Room is on the first floor. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. The east bedroom windows open to a ledge. 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 elevator tower and back entrance were not part of the original drawings published in 1900, and both may have been added when Wright added the elevator in 1909. 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 Laird Scott in 1961. Courtesy of Laird Scott.
 
2: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, West end,1961 (1896 - S.038). Viewed from the West. The Kitchen is on the left, the door opens to a small enclosed room, which opens up to the Kitchen. The Dining Room is on the right. Three western windows of the Dining Room are visible. To the right of the Kitchen, stairs lead down to the basement. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. The Playroom is on the third floor. Photographed by Laird Scott in 1961. Courtesy of Laird Scott.
 
3: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, West end,1961 (1896 - S.038). View from the South. Brick columns can be seen above the main entrance on the second floor. Limestone columns on either side of the main entrance support three square frieze panels, each with a quatrefoil design. The entrance is framed with a billet molding. The Dining Room is to the left. The Lining Room is to the right of the Entrance. Five bedrooms are on the second floor. Photographed by Laird Scott in 1961. Courtesy of Laird Scott.
 
4: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, West end,1961 (1896 - S.038). View from the South. Large limestone columns on either side of the entrance are octagonal in shape, with ornamental Sullivanesque capitals. The columns support three square frieze panels, each with a quatrefoil design. The Dining Room is to the left. The Lining Room is to the right of the Entrance. Photographed by Laird Scott in 1961. Courtesy of Laird Scott.
 
5: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, East side,1961 (1896 - S.038). View from the street. Wright placed the home on a thick limestone foundation, very similar to the foundation of the Husser Residence (1899). 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 Laird Scott in 1961. Courtesy of Laird Scott.
 
6: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, detail of the Living Room windows,1961 (1896 - S.038). View from the street. Wright placed the home on a thick limestone foundation, very similar to the foundation of the Husser Residence (1899). 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 Laird Scott in 1961. Courtesy of Laird Scott.
 
7: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, detail of the lower Living Room windows panel,1961 (1896 - S.038). The square panels below the Living Room windows match the billet molding framing the main entrance. Photographed by Laird Scott in 1961. Courtesy of Laird Scott.
 
8: Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Northeast corner, Lower Level,1961 (1896 - S.038). View from the Northeast. Wright placed the home on a thick limestone foundation, very similar to the foundation of the Husser Residence (1899). 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. A wood fence has been added on the right. Photographed by Laird Scott in 1961. Courtesy of Laird Scott.
 
 
 
Photographs by Laird Scott, 1961. Text by Douglas M. Steiner, Copyright 2014
 
 
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