S.038 – Isodore H. Heller Residence,
5132 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
S.038A - Alterations
As one of the plaques notes, this house blends Louis Sullivan’s ornate style with Wright’s emerging geometric sensibilities. There are fascinating details all over the structure. The house is a U.S. National Historic Landmark as well as being a local Chicago Landmark and a National Landmark. This building is on the same street (seven blocks away) as the Robie House (S.127).
Alterations were made, perhaps in 1896 (also the year of construction). Prof. Storrer has assigned that project catalog number S.038A.
Photographed on April 25, 2018 and in August 1993.
Project number: T.9606
Note the details on the upper floor wall, designed by sculptor Richard Bock. Bock was instrumental in the design of the Scoville Park fountain (S.094)
and also prepared sculptures for the FLW Studio (S.004)
View from rear