|Posted by George Pudlo on April 19, 2011 at 6:09 PM|
JJ Walser House
42 N Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
The JJ Walser House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1903. It is a Prairie Style House located on the west side of Chicago. The JJ Walser House is currently in very poor condition, despite being a Chicago Landmark. The house is barely noticeable on busy Central Avenue because it is set back on the lot (very common for Frank Lloyd Wright) and now crammed between two large apartment buildings that tower over it and take away from the JJ Walser House's character. It has most of the exterior features that Wright would employ in his Prairie Houses - a low hipped roof with overhanging eaves that grounds the building into the earth; bands of casement windows; stucco exterior; concrete water table; and flanking wings. The chimney is not centrally located on the house as was common for Wright. Art glass windows that originally covered the house were removed long ago and sold to help save the structure.