Arthur R. Munkwitz Duplex Apartments

Title

Arthur R. Munkwitz Duplex Apartments

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

February 27, 2015

Creator

Wright, Frank Lloyd

Creator2

O’Connor, Thomas (photograph)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

July, 1965

Work Location

Wisconsin (state)
Milwaukee (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Prairie School

Subject

duplex apartments
prefabrication

Description

View across parking lot at the Arthur Munkwitz duplex apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1916 and destroyed in 1973. “As early as 1911, Wright was designing his American System Ready-Cut structures with “prefabricated” construction integral to their concept. Here, however, prefabrication meant “ready-cut” parts. In 1916, the idea resulted in these buildings for Arthur R. Munkwitz and Arthur L. Richards, who first come together as president and vice-president, respectively, of the American Realty Service Company. Each apartment featured a living room the full width of the front façade. An adjoining dining space overlooked the entry, and the kitchen occupied the balance of the front,”--The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog, by William Allin Storrer, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Material/Medium

brick (clay product)
wood (plant material)

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

LTU-TO-375

Files

LTU-TO-375.jpg
Date Added
February 27, 2015
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
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Citation
“Arthur R. Munkwitz Duplex Apartments,” LTU Digital Images, accessed March 23, 2019, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/14400.