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Parker House (1892)

The Parker House is one of three houses along Chicago Avenue in Oak Park which have come to be known as American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Bootleg Houses.” The triplet of houses includes the Thomas H. Gale House and the Walter Gale House as well as the Parker House and they were designed by Wright independently while he was still employed by Adler and Sullivan. These homes are considered to be Wright’s “bootleg” houses.

Real-estate agent Thomas Gale had this house built and sold it to Robert P. Parker later that year. The Parker House is a two-story, Queen Anne-style dwelling which bears a striking resemblance to the Gale House. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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Architecture and home design have always fascinated me. As a young girl I enjoyed drawing floor plans, rearranging my parent’s furniture and playing with Lincoln Logs and Legos.  My passion has always been the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Since I have been old enough to drive a car, I have visited Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Chicagoland area and attended the Wright Plus house walks. Now, as co-owners of Northern Sky Designs, my husband & I are able to combine our website design skills and FLW travels to bring you this website! Enjoy!

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