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  Robie House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Robie House is a residential masterpiece designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1910.
It is located on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park (a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago), and was given to the university by developer William Zeckendorf in 1963.
The Richard Nickel Committee and Photographic Archive Photographer of the Robie House
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 Robie House ** Guide to Robie House Chicago
The Frederick C. Robie House, located on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park, was designated a National Historic Landmark because it is a masterpiece of the Prairie style of architecture that some say inspired an architectural revolution and changed the course of American residential design.
The house was one of the first ever to use steel beams in residential architecture, which allowed the roof to extend 20 feet beyond the walls at either end of the house.
The Robies moved out of the house in 1911, but it remained a private residence until 1926, when it was sold -- furnishings included -- to the Chicago Theological Seminary for use as a dormitory.
www.123chicago.com /robie-house.htm   (482 words)

  
 Robie House Story
The house is generally considered a turning point in modern residential architecture and has been voted one of the ten most important buildings in America- in its structure, as design, as integration of materials, as design for domestic life and layout of living space, as integration of structure and furnishings.
Robie House was rescued (likely through the ingenuity of Julian Levi and arranged at a meeting in Mayor Daley's office) by the New York firm overseeing much of the Urban Renewal work in Hyde Park, Webb and Knapp, led by William Zeckendorf, for $125,000.
Robie House was used as Webb and Knapp's construction office until they gave it to the University of Chicago in 1963.
www.hydepark.org /historicpres/robie.htm   (3212 words)

  
 Robie House Restoration Project
The seriously deteriorated Robie House is being restored to its original splendor by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, according to the guidelines developed by the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Decades of decay and neglect have endangered the Frederick C. Robie House, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building that the architect himself termed “a cornerstone of modern architecture” and the only one of his creations that he fought to save from demolition – twice.
Since the Robie House was originally designed as a home, but was now to be open for public tours, engineers studied the implications of assembly occupancy for the building.
www.wrightplus.com /robiehouse/restoration/restoration.html   (1411 words)

  
 robie house floor plan < All House Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Robie House, as Wright's best expression of the Prairie masonry structure, is a national landmark.
Robie House may be the classic example of prairie-school design.
Robie House, which is characterized by horizontal lines, cantilevers, stretches of art glass windows and an open floor plan...
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 Robie House Attraction *** Discounts on Attraction Hotels *** Hotels in Attraction
It was built in 1909 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Robie, a bicycle manufacturer, a year after the two met and had a 'definite community of thought.' Robie had left Purdue University's mechanical engineering school to work for his father, who had expanded his sewing machine supply business into bicycle manufacturing.
Because Robie was making a substantial profit working for his father, he had large-scale plans for an expensive residence for himself and his wife, the former Lora Hieronymus.
The Robies moved out in 1911, but it remained a private residence until 1926, when it was sold -- furnishings included -- to the Chicago Theological Seminary for use as a dormitory.
chicago.guide-to-travel.com /robie-house.html   (483 words)

  
 Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright
The Robie House gracefully receeds from the street in a series of horizontal overlapping planes; this exterior spatial overlap is complemented by an interior that is open to the outside, yet sheltered.
This delicate balance of private and exposed space (requested by Robie himself, to shield his family from outsiders, but a constant theme in Wright’s domestic architecture) is remarkable, as is the suitability of the house for modern living.
The Robie House is a National Historic Landmark and is operated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
www.galinsky.com /buildings/robie/index.htm   (588 words)

  
 Remodeling : Frederick C. Robie House : Home & Garden Television
A string of prospective architects told Robie what he was looking for was a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, so Robie went straight to the source, and Wright completed Robie House in 1910.
The Robie House, located on the campus of the University of Chicago is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation operated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
Robie House has survived many inappropriate uses over the decades, including stints as both a dormitory and administrative offices.
www.hgtv.com /hgtv/remodeling/article/0,1797,HGTV_3659_1718814,00.html   (534 words)

  
 Robie House at University of Chicago Becomes Historic House-Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House will be leased to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation by the University of Chicago so that it can be restored and operated as a public house-museum.
Called “the cornerstone of modern architecture” by Wright, Robie House marked a dramatic departure in the design of residential architecture when it was completed in 1910.
The other was Fallingwater, a house designed by Wright in 1936, in Bear Run, Pa. In 1963, Robie House was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark, and in 1991 the American Institute of Architects listed it as one of the best works of American architecture.
www-news.uchicago.edu /releases/97/970121.robieadvisory.shtml   (322 words)

  
 Frank Lloyd Wright -- Robie House
The house was built on a narrow corner lot in Chicago and is considered Wright's best expression of the Prairie style masonry structure.
Built at a cost of sixty thousand dollars, the house was commissioned by a successful young inventor who asked Wright to incorporate the newest technology in his design for a contemporary house that had everything in it, from furnishings to modern utilities.
Robie House is a national landmark and has been designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of seventeen buildings designed by Wright to be retained as an example of his architectural contribution to American culture.
www.delmars.com /flwtrip/robie1a.htm   (189 words)

  
 robie house floor plan - Your Best House Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 32¢ Robie House, Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Robie House (1908-1910), built for Frederick C. Robie, is the most widely known Prairie House.
The house is a work of art featuring projecting eaves, low pitched ceilings, free-flowing interiors and bands of art glass windows.
In 1957, House and Home magazine declared that Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovator that could not be rivaled -- "his Robie house was the House of the 1900s -- indeed the House of the Century." They further stated that...
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 Perspectives Films' Building of the Month
The Robie House, located in Hyde Park, is an excellent example of the Prairie School of Architecture associated with Wright.
It is considered to be among the last of his Prairie School houses, and thought by many to be the culmination of his efforts to create new architecture embodying American ideals.
The Robie House and its plan consist of parallel planes of brick, limestone and concrete that provide a strong sense of lowness.
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 Robie House holiday tours Dec. 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The holiday season will be celebrated at the 88-year-old landmark Robie House with tours and refreshments on Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Festooned in vintage ornaments, authentic garlands and arrangements, Robie House will be open until 9 p.m., with tours at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m.
Robie House is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave.
chronicle.uchicago.edu /971204/robie.shtml   (237 words)

  
 Robie House, Chicago building-landmark from Chicago Traveler
The Robie House, built on the University of Chicago campus in 1910, is one of two museum sites maintained by The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
The Robie House features bold horizontal lines, daring cantilevers, stretches of art glass windows and an open floor plan -- the Robie House inspired an architectural revolution.
The Robie House stands in stark contrast to the University's Collegiate Gothic structures and is unrivaled today in its architectural drama and adventure--unexpectedly changing with each angle of vision.
www.chicagotraveler.com /attractions/robie-house.html   (333 words)

  
 Robie House
The Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture.
Its sweeping horizontal lines, dramatic overhangs, stretches of art glass windows and open floor plan make it a quintessential Prairie style house.
Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance.
www.wrightplus.org /robiehouse/robiehouse.html   (113 words)

  
 Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House cross stitch
Built in 1908 for a Chicago businessman near the University of Chicago, the Robie House is one of Wright's most celebrated Prairie style designs.
Its dominant horizontal axis complements the long, narrow city lot on which it was built.
Wright designed the house in its entirety, complete with furnishings, light fixtures, rugs and art glass.
www.heartlandhouse.com /docs/robie_house.htm   (84 words)

  
 Robie House ** Chicago Travel Information by More Hotels
It was built in 1909 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Robie, a bicycle manufacturer, a year after the two.
Robie had left Purdue University's mechanical engineering school to work for his father, who had expanded his sewing machine supply business into bicycle manufacturing.
Work began in August 1999 on a $4 million, 10-year renovation of the building as a house museum.
chicago.morehotels.com /travel/attraction/robie-house.html   (471 words)

  
 Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Framed Brass Wall Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House wall art is created in etched solid brass with hand patina finish.
The brass artwork is float mounted in a white mat and framed in a fl lacquer wood frame with the Frank Lloyd Wright signature.
The Robie House, Chicago, Illinois (1908-1910) represents the culmination of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie style with its sweeping horizontal planes, cantilevers and long bands of art glass windows.
www.maclinstudio.com /maclinstudio/frllwrrohofr.html   (143 words)

  
 Robie House
The Robie House is a Prairie style home designed by
This famous building was designed in 1908 and completed in 1909.
houses were in popular demand, so the Robie Residents were lucky to have him as its architect.
library.thinkquest.org /J002846/b_robie.htm   (125 words)

  
 Student Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In this style typically spaces inside the house open into the outdoors through porches and terraces.
Wright created a total environment within his homes, he required that all finished and furnishings be conceived as integral parts of the whole entire home.
It is said that he would even dictate which flowers should be put in which vases and what clothing his clients should wear to be in complete harmony with the house.
news.ctap1.org /whs/projects/history/wright.html   (685 words)

  
 SMT Express, Volume 2, Issue No. 12 - from SMTnet.com
After several years of uncertainty and facing possible destruction in the name of progress, Londonderry's historical landmark, The Robie House, has a new life and a new owner.
The solution came in the form of a growing Derry based business, Web-sites.com who purchased the stately old 18th century Victorian farm house with plans to restore it and turn it into their corporate headquarters.
Information about the property can be seen at the Robie House web-site, www.robie-house.com.
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 Lease-signing ceremony marks start of Robie House restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House will be leased by the University to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation so it can be developed as a house-museum.
Called by Wright "the cornerstone of modern architecture," Robie House marked a dramatic departure in the design of residential architecture when it was built in 1910.
In 1963, Robie House was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark.
chronicle.uchicago.edu /970123/robie.shtml   (164 words)

  
 Shows A - Z : Restore America : Frederick C. Robie House, Staten Island Queen Ann, Albuquerque Bungalow, Idaho Miner's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The house passed through the hands of three private owners and a seminary before being donated to the University of Chicago in 1963.
But years of deterioration had left the house in such bad condition that the university could not afford to restore the structure.
UC leased the house to the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in 1997.
www.hgtv.com /hgtv/shows_ram/episode/0,1806,HGTV_3877_24036,00.html   (344 words)

  
 DesignMatcher.com, Finding your favourite Design
The Robie House, considered a masterpiece of modern architecture optimized the Prairie Style with its bold horizontals lines, daring cantilevers, stretches of art glass windows and open floor plan.
Wright called the Robie House 'the cornerstone of modern architecture'.
The Robie House chair was made of oak, has a distinctive tall slat back, and wonderful little upturned 'toes' at the feet.
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 Frank Lloyd Wright - Frederick C. Robie House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The steel beams that support the front roof cantilever over the terrace are revealed in the folded and dropped ceiling along the edges of the main rooms inside.
The ground floor contains a billiards room below the living room and children's area below the dining room.
All three stories take no more height than most two-story houses of the same era.
www.delmars.com /wright/flw8-5.htm   (168 words)

  
 Robie House Encyclopedia @ Fburg.com (F'burg)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Map 4 Travel - US Attraction : Monument : Robie House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of Frank Lloud Wright's finest works, the Robie House is considered among the masterpieces of 20th century American architecture.
The open layout linear geometry of form, and craftsmanship are typical of Wright's Prairie school design.
Completed in 1909 for inventor Frederick Robie, a bicycle and motorcycle manufacture, the home is also notable for its exquisite leaded and stained glass doors and windows.
www.usa4travel.com /attractions/monument/usa76.php   (146 words)

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