Frank Thomas House Article

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Frank W. Thomas House
Oak Park Il Thomas House4.jpg
Frank Thomas House is located in Illinois
Frank Thomas House
Frank Thomas House is located in the United States
Frank Thomas House
Location210 Forest Ave., Oak Park, Illinois
Coordinates 41°53′26″N 87°48′00″W / 41.89056°N 87.80000°W / 41.89056; -87.80000
FRANK THOMAS HOUSE Latitude and Longitude:

41°53′26″N 87°48′00″W / 41.89056°N 87.80000°W / 41.89056; -87.80000
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Prairie style
NRHP reference # 72000455 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 14, 1972
Frank W. Thomas House (1901), by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank W. Thomas House (1901)
Frank W. Thomas House (1901), 210 Forest Avenue, Oak Park, IL
Main floor plan
Bedroom floor plan

The Frank W. Thomas House is a historic house located at 210 Forest Avenue in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, United States. The building was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1901 and cast in the Wright-developed Prairie School of Architecture. By Wright's own definition, this was the first of the Prairie houses - the rooms are elevated, and there is no basement. The house also includes many of the features which became associated with the style, such as a low roof with broad overhangs, casement windows, built-in shelves and cabinets, and ornate fireplaces. Tallmadge & Watson, a Chicago firm that specialized in the Prairie School, remodeled the house in 1924. [2]

On September 14, 1972, the Frank Thomas House was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. [1]


  • Heinz, Thomas A. The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright, S. Webb & Sons., Isle of Anglesey, UK: 2002, pp. 81–85, ISBN  1-85361-504-8.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Bell, Robert A. (July 4, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Frank Thomas Residence" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved April 2, 2016.