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Robie, Frederick C., House

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
5757 South Woodlawn Avenue
National Register Number: 66000316
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: House Museum, open 362 days a year..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 27, 1963):
The Robie House, constructed 1907-1909, was one of the seminal buildings in 20th century American architecture and won international acclaim for Frank Lloyd Wright. The house epitomizes Wright's Prairie Style. Its broad horizontal masses and planes, almost more sculpture than architecture, and its clean, unadorned lines are recognizable by all familirar with modern architecture.

The house's building envelope has been completely restored under the direction of the FLW Preservation Trust. Interior restoration continues.

Ongoing restoration has attracted numerous gifts and grants.

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