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Date: 1977

Publication: Fine Arts Building (Soft Cover) (Published by the Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks, Chicago)

Author: Pomaranc, Joan

Description: Fine Arts Building, Solon S. Beman, Architect. Constructed in 1885, Converted to Fine Arts Building in 1898. "The Five Studebaker brothers began manufacturing carriages and wagons in South Bend, Indiana in 1852... The Studebakers decided to retain ownership of the older building and it into studios and theaters. They were persuaded to undertake such a project by Charles C. Cuttiss who became the buildings manager under its new name, the Fine Arts Building." It became known as "the first art colony in Chicago". Wright's first project in the Fine Arts Building was a bookstore on the seventh floor for Francis Fisher Brown, (1908 - S.141). Wright's second and third projects were the Thurber Art Gallery (1909 - S.154) which occupied the entire fifth floor of the Annex, and the Mori Oriental Art Studio (1914 - S. 181) on the eighth floor. Includes eleven photographs of the Fine Arts Building, but none of Wright’s three projects. 4.75 x 10.75 (First Edition)  (For additional information see our Wright Study of the Browne's Bookstore.)

Pages: Pp 12

2033.03.0211

   
Date: 1979

Publication: Robert W. Roloson Houses  (Published by the Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks, Chicago)

Author: Barton, Timothy

Description: The Roloson Houses are a group of four townhouses designed by Wright and built in 1894, while Wright was still working in Louis Sullivan’s office. Wright referred to these designs as his “Bootlegged houses”. Includes eight photographs and three illustrations. 4.25 x 11. See Roloson Baluster for more information.  (First Edition)

Pages: Pp 12

1979.17.0806

 

 

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