Arts and Crafts and Prairie Style Architecture in Highland Park IL

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Arts and Crafts and Prairie Style Architecture  in Highland Park IL

 


The Arts and Crafts movement started in Great Britain in the mid-1800s, led by central figure William Morris.  His decorative interior design objects would be a natural fit in many homes throughout the North Shore, which comes as no surprise.  In the United States, the Arts and Crafts Movement found its greatest expression in American Craftsman style architecture, which left a major mark on many North Shore homes and communities.  The Arts and Crafts Society started in Chicago in 1897 at the famous Hull House.  There are several Craftsman homes throughout Highland Park IL including 2419 St. Johns Avenue and 381 Orchard Lane.  

Braeside School Highland Park ILFrank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School of Architecture was an offshoot of American Arts and Crafts movement,  and it might be the most distinctive style of architecture to emerge in the midwest.  We have many beautiful examples here in Highland Park IL.  The Prairie School sought to create an original North American style and break with the classically influenced Beaux Arts style championed by Daniel Burnham and exemplified by Chicago landmarks like the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry.  Here in Highland Park IL, the organic, horizontal lines of the Prairie Style can be seen in Frank Lloyd Wright's Ward Willits House at 1445 Sheridan Road, and Braeside School, which was designed by John Van Bergen, an associate of Wright's.  The broad influence of the Arts and Crafts and Prairies Style can be seen in many homes in Highland Park IL.  If you love these styles of architecture then you just might find your dream home right here in Highland Park IL. 

Thinking of buying a home in Highland Park IL or other surrounding North Shore Suburbs? Interested in other types of  Architecture in Highland Park Illinois ? If you are  then contact me  and  tell me more about your dream home’s style and vintage; I’ll help you find it.

 

The above article Arts and Crafts and Prairie Style Architecture in Highland Park IL was written by Noah Levy- Highland Park REALTOR

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Judy Greenberg
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Noah,  I love the Prairie Style Homes..   We have a few here in Long Grove and they are my favorite

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Judy

I really love the various types of architecture available throughout the North Shore - there is a great variety  to choose from -

 

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