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F.B. Henderson Residence, Elmhurst, IL (1901) (S.057)
Images By Grant Carpenter Manson, 1937-1941

Architectural historian Grant Manson first met Mr. Wright in 1938. He had decided to make Wright the subject of his doctoral dissertation while at Harvard. He felt it essential to meet Wright and so in September he headed toward Spring Green from Massachusetts.  Upon reaching Chicago, he placed a call to Spring Green and asked the operator “to put him through to Mr. Wright”. He heard his voice for the first time. Manson took photographs between 1937 and 1941 while researching for his doctoral dissertation titled “Frank Lloyd Wright's Work

  Before 1910".  While a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, he elaborated his thesis and published his book “Frank Lloyd Wright to 1910: The First Golden Age" in 1958. Upon publication, Manson hand delivered a copy of the book to Wright in New York.
       Mr. Manson gave the photographs and other materials to the library in July 1973.  Grant Carpenter Manson (1904-1997).  Courtesy Oak Park Public Library.
 
1: Viewed from the North West. Strong horizontal lines, low-pitched roof, broad overhanging eaves, horizontal rows of leaded glass windows and the prominent centrally located fireplace. The covered Porch is on the left, the Entry and 27 foot long Hallway are next with the Library on the right. The back terrace has been covered and the floor above is enclosed. There are four bedrooms upstairs.
 
1a: Detail of the covered Porch on the left, the Entry and 27 foot long Hallway on the right. There are four bedrooms upstairs.
 
1b: Detail of the Hallway with the Library on the right. The back terrace has been covered and the floor above is enclosed.
 
2: Viewed from the West. Strong horizontal lines, low-pitched roof, broad overhanging eaves, horizontal rows of leaded glass windows and the prominent centrally located fireplace. The covered Porch is on the left, the Entry and 27 foot long Hallway are next with the Library on the right. The back terrace has been covered and the floor above is enclosed. There are four bedrooms upstairs.
 
2a: Detail of the covered Porch on the left, the Hallway with the Library on the right. There are four bedrooms upstairs.
 
2b: Detail of the Library on the left. The back terrace has been covered and the floor above is enclosed.
 
3: Viewed from the North West. The covered Porch is on the left, the Entry and 27 foot long Hallway are on the right.
 
4: Photographed from the Library, the Dining Room is on the left, the Living Room in the foreground. The French Doors open to the Terrace on the right.
 
5: Dining Room photographed from the Living Room. Built-in cabinets line the wall. The radiator remains exposed.
 
5a: Dining Room photographed from the Living Room. Built-in cabinets line the wall. The radiator remains exposed.

 

 
 
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