The historic Burnham Block, located at 2714 W. Burnham St., is home to world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s American System-Build Homes. Born in Richland Center, WI, 2017 marks the celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday (1867-1959). Considered to be one of the most important architects of the past 100 years, join in the revelry of Wright’s life by learning about his architectural designs and the restoration work currently being done to preserve them.
Constructed between 1915-1916 by Arthur L. Richards, the Burnham Block designs consist of two bungalows and four duplexes; considered early examples of prefabricated housing. The models symbolize the challenge faced by Wright to create beautiful and affordable spaces, and an example of his devotion to creating affordable housing. The original six homes designed by Wright and built in the Burnham Park neighborhood were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Special exhibits will be featured this year as part of the 150th Birthday Celebration and tours.
- Model B1 Home – Exterior completely restored.
- Two Flat Model C Duplexes – Exteriors restored, interior under restoration.
- Special exhibitions and attractions for the 150th anniversary.
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