S.204.8 – ASBH Series AA house by A.B. Groves Building Company,
2107 West Lawn Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin
The saga of the American System Built Homes (ASBH) continues a century after they were built. This house had been rumored in small circles to have been a Wright design, but it took until 2015 before investigation confirmed the layout and design – as well as the existence of some minor supporting paperwork in the Taliesin West archives. This house has now been confirmed as a Series AA model built in 1917. The enclosed porch and the chimney are later additions.
Research into ASBH continues. In recent years two homes in the Milwaukee area have also been identified as ASBH homes based on Wright designs (for which he may not have been properly compensated): 2106 E. Newton Ave. (article) and 2015 E. Beverly Road (real estate listing).
Photographed on April 30, 2016.
It may be plain, but this is the front