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Frederick C. Robie House
5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
The Frederick C. Robie House is a U.S. National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Chicago. It was designed and built between 1908 and 1910 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is renowned as the greatest example of the Prairie School style, the first architectural style that was uniquely American. As with all Prairie houses, Wright designed the light fixtures for the Robie House.
Wright also designed the furniture, carpets, and textiles for most Prairie houses. However, Wright-designed furniture in the Robie House was only constructed for the entrance hall, the living and dining rooms, guest bedroom, and one bed for the third-floor bedrooms. Some of these pieces are attributed to Wright's interior design collaborator George Mann Niedecken. Most of the original furniture is currently in the collection of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.
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