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W. E. Martin House

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Chicago, United States.

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William Martin, president of the Martin & Martin Stove Polish Company in Chicago, commissioned this property from Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s design seems indecisive, caught between influences of horizontal and vertical structures simultaneously. The vertical stacking of interlocking rectangular blocks and geometric shapes is compelling and unusual. This building drew attention and six further commissions from William Martin's brother, Darwin. It is similar to those later six buildings, and the office also requested from Darwin Martin, and to Fricke House, built a block away.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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