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S.067 Frank Wright Thomas Residence (The Harem),

210 Forest Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois

 

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The design reminds me of the Heurtley Residence (#74) further up the street because of its arched doorway. Forest Avenue is a treasure trove of Wright designs, with eight homes anchored by the FLW home (#2) at the corner of Chicago Avenue. Within a block either way are several more Wright designs. It is no surprise that this area is a main feature of the Oak Park walking tour (which views the exteriors of homes).

 

The house was commissioned by James C. Rogers for his daughter and son-in-law; the couple lived there only briefly.

 

Photographed in August 1991 and on April 2, 2017.

 

Project number: T.0106

 

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1991 Photos:

 

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Revised 05/06/2018

 

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