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Oscar M. and Katherine B. Steffens Residence, Chicago (1909 - S.153)
 
For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.
 
Date: Circa 1910

Title: Oscar Steffens Residence (1909 - S.153) Circa 1910.

Description: Viewed from the Northwest, from Rogers Avenue. The covered Porch is on the left, Living Room in the center, and Dining Room on the far right. The entrance is on the right side of the Living Room. The Bedrooms are on the second level, seen above and behind the covered Porch and Living Room. Photographed by Henry Fuermann. Published in "Frank Lloyd Wright, Ausgeführte Bauten", 1911. For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: Original 8.5 x 6.5 B&W print

S#: 0094.22.0412

   
Date: Circa 1910

Title: Oscar Steffens Residence (1909 - S.153) Circa 1910.

Description: Viewed from the West, from the corner of Sheridan Road and Rogers Avenue. The covered Porch is on the left, Living Room in the center, and Dining Room on the far right. The entrance is on the right side of the Living Room. The Bedrooms are on the second level, seen above and behind the covered Porch and Living Room. Most likely photographed by Henry Fuermann at the same time and S#94.22. Published in "Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago", (Sonderheft) 1911. For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: Original 8.1 x 5.75 B&W print

S#: 0094.23.0412

   
Date: Circa 1930

Title: Oscar Steffens Residence (1909 - S.153) Circa 1930.

Description: Viewed from the West. Most of the mature trees are either dead or dying. The South side of the home seems to be fairing better than the South. The Living Room is on the left, the entrance in the center, and the Dining Room is on the right. An apartment building on Eastlake Terrace can be seen in the background on the right Photographed by Gilman Lane. Courtesy of Oak Park Public Library. For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: Original 8 x 5.75 B&W print

S#: 0249.27.0512

   
Date: Circa 1940

Title: Oscar Steffens Residence (1909 - S.153) Circa 1940.

Description: Viewed from the Northwest, across the street on Rogers Avenue. Street lamp is missing it's lens. The exterior stucco has been freshly painted, as has the trim. Storm windows have been added to the covered Porch and Living Room. The front sidewalk that started at Rogers Avenue and passed in front of the Living Room to the Entrance, has been removed and the front yard has been paved. Restaurants must have a sign. but no care was taken to keep any continuity with the design of the home. A smaller sign has been added to the exterior wall to the right of the Living Room bay window. The landing at the top of the stairs has been enclosed. Photographed by Grant Carpenter Manson. Courtesy of Oak Park Public Library. For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: Original 8 x 4.6 B&W print

S#: 0531.33.0512

   
Date: Circa 1950

Title: Oscar Steffens Residence (1909 - S.153) Circa 1950.

Description: Viewed from the Northwest, across the street on Rogers Avenue. The covered Porch is on the left, Living Room in the center and Dining Room on the far right. The front sidewalk that started at Rogers Avenue and passed in front of the Living Room to the Entrance, has been removed and the front yard has been paved. The exterior walls have been covered with asbestos shingles. Storm windows cover the Porch and Living Room windows. An apartment building on Eastlake Terrace can be seen in the background on the far right. Photographed by John Gordon Replinger. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: Original 9 x 7.2 B&W print

S#: 0831.26.0512

   
Date: 1963

Title: Oscar Steffens Residence (1909 - S.153) 1963.

Description: Photographed just months before its destruction to make room for an apartment complex. The King’s Arms Restaurant, which occupied the facility for the past 30 years, has vacated the premises. Viewed from the Southwest, standing in the parking lot, which used to be the front yard. The covered Porch, now enclosed, is on the left, the Living Room in the center and Dining Room on the far right. The Entrance is to the right of the Living Room. The front yard has been paved. The exterior walls have been covered with asbestos shingles. Storm windows cover the Porch and Living Room windows. Wood beams can be seen above the Living Room Bay which were added to support the large restaurant sign that existed for 30 years. An apartment building on Eastlake Terrace can be seen in the background on the far right. Photographed on January 1, 1963 by Hedrich Blessing. For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: Original 6.5 x 5.25 B&W print

S#: 1565.34.0512

   
Date: 1963

Title: Oscar Steffens Residence (1909 - S.153) 1963.

Description: Photographed just months before its destruction to make room for an apartment complex. The King’s Arms Restaurant, which occupied the facility for the past 30 years, has vacated the premises. Viewed from the Southwest, standing in the parking lot, which used to be the front yard. The Living Room is on the left, The enclosed Entrance was extended thirty years ago when the home was converted to a restaurant. The Dining Room is on the right. The upper level can be seen above the Entrance and Dining Room. The exterior walls have been covered with asbestos shingles. Storm windows cover Living Room and Dining Room windows. Wood beams can be seen above the Living Room Bay which were added to support the large restaurant sign that existed for 30 years. Photographed on January 1, 1963 by Hedrich Blessing. For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: Original 9.75 x 8 B&W print.

S#: 1565.35.0512

   
Date: 1963

Title: Oscar Steffens Residence (1909 - S.153) 1963.

Description: Photographed just months before its destruction to make room for an apartment complex. The King’s Arms Restaurant, which occupied the facility for the past 30 years, has vacated the premises. Viewed from the South, standing in the parking lot, which used to be the side yard. The Living Room is on the left, The enclosed Entrance was extended thirty years ago when the home was converted to a restaurant. The Dining Room is on the right. A storage room, added by the restaurant, is visible just to the right of the third Dining Room window of the south wall. It extends out 4-5 feet and is about eight to nine feet long. The upper level can be seen above the Entrance and Dining Room. The exterior walls have been covered with asbestos shingles. Storm windows cover Living Room and Dining Room windows. Photographed on January 1, 1963 by Hedrich Blessing. For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W print

S#: 1565.36.0512

   
Date: 1966

Title: Oscar Steffens House, (HABS No. ILL-1063), 7631 North Sheridan Road, Chicago. (Published by Historic American Building Survey, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, National Park Service, Arlington, Virginia.)

Author: Rudd, J. William

Description: Includes "Written Historical and Descriptive Data" (5 sheets), "Measured Drawings" (6 sheets), and Photographs (two photocopies of a photograph and floor plans published in "Frank Lloyd Wright, Ausgeführte Bauten" (Executed Buildings), 1911. In April, 1963, just before the destruction of the Steffens Residence, architects R. Gardner and J. William Rudd recorded precise measurements for the National Park Service. These drawings, completed on April 4, 1964, along with the written description completed in September 1966, leave an invaluable record of the Oscar Steffens Residence. Included are six sheets of measured drawings and a five page report. (First Edition) (Sweeney 2083) For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 12

S#: 2083.00.0512

   
   
For more information see our Wright Study on the Oscar Steffens Residence.
   
   

 

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