Henry S. Adams Residence and Garage (1913)

Oak Park, Illinois
HW #146

One of Wright’s first brick houses, along with the Meyer May and Cheney Residence. The financial ability to afford brick (as opposed to plaster) implies the ability to acquire a larger and more finely detailed house, possibly with a bigger focus on importance of privacy. A brick wall covering the entrance to the house and the roof overhang set the windows back so that passerbys could not see into the house. Second floor windows are set back in a similar manner.

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