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Charnley-Persky House (1892)

James Charnley House

The Charnley-Persky House was designed by Louis Sullivan but we’ve included it on this website because of Sullivan’s influence on Wright and Wright was a junior draftsman for Sullivan at the time. The houses is also part of the Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Trail. There is also a Louis Sullivan designed home located near Wright’s […]

Emil Bach House (1915)

Emil Bach House

The Emil Bach House is a Prairie style house in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States that was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was built in 1915 for an admirer of Wright’s work, Emil Bach, the co-owner of the Bach Brick Company. The Bach House is one of the […]

The Rookery (1905)

Originally constructed in 1888, the Rookery Office Building is the oldest remaining high-rise in Chicago and was built by Daniel H. Burnham & J. W. Root. It’s name probably came from the previous building on this site which was an old city hall and was a favorite roosting spot of pigeons. The lobby was remodeled […]

Waller Apartments (1895)

Waller Apartments exterior

The Waller Apartments are a set of connected buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895. They are located at 2840-2858 W. Walnut Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The apartments were commissioned by Edward C. Waller, a prominent Chicago developer, as an experiment in affordable housing. Each apartment is approximately […]