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Tomek, F.F., House

Riverside, Illinois
County of Cook.
National Register Number: 10000000
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL- Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1999):
Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie house has been recognized by architects and scholars as "Wright's greatest invention in this first phase of a long career." Constructed in 1907, the Tomek House is a well-preserved example of this prairie house, located in the Riverside (Illinois) National Historic Landmark District. In addition to being a good example of the Prairie style, the Tomek house documents the development of the style, which reached its clearest expression in Wright's Robie House in 1908.

There is no threat to the landmark at this time

Rehabilitation project including systems upgrade, chimney liner and flues repaired to code. Interior finishing of two rooms on lower level. Restoration of 8 art glass windows from lower level. No funding received.

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