A. W. Gridley House

Title

A. W. Gridley House

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

January 9, 2015

Alternative Title or Name

Ravine Place

Creator

Wright, Frank Lloyd

Creator2

O’Connor, Thomas (photograph)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

July, 1965

Work Location

Illinois (state)
Batavia (inhabited place

Style/Period

Prairie School

Subject

houses

Description

Exterior view of the A.W. Gridley house in Batavia, Illinois, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and build in 1906. "With a low-pitch hip roof, pro­ject­ing eaves, un­in­ter­rupted cedar trim and case­ment win­dows, the four­teen room stucco and cy­press house is an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of Wright's Prairie School style. The house fea­tures in­clude three Roman brick fire­places, el­e­gant wood­work & built-ins. Wright's plan in­cluded a stucco wall sur­round­ing the front wing which has been re­moved and a barn that was never built. The Gri­d­ley house is in a cru­ci­form plan, com­mon for Wright's early Prairie School houses. The house was dec­o­rated with earth-toned stucco, stained cedar trim, and a shake cedar roof; the roof has since been re­placed with as­phalt shin­gles. Stuc­coed ter­race walls that sur­rounded the front (east) wing were also removed,"--archINFORM website.

Material/Medium

stucco
cypress (wood)

Measurements

5,100 square feet

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

LTU-TO-171

Files

LTU-TO-171.jpg
Date Added
January 9, 2015
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
Citation
“A. W. Gridley House,” LTU Digital Images, accessed August 12, 2020, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/14185.