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American System-Built House Models A201, A202 and A203

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Halftone print of the Model Homes A201, A202 and A203 floor plans and front elevations. Frank Lloyd Wright outlined his vision of affordable housing. He asserted that the home would have to go to the factory, instead of the skilled labor coming to the building site. Between 1915 and 1917 Wright designed a series of standardized "system-built" homes, known today as the American System-Built Houses. By system-built, he did not mean pre-fabrication off-site, but rather a system that involved cutting the lumber and other materials in a mill or factory, then bringing them to the site for assembly. This system would save material waste and a substantial fraction of the wages paid to skilled tradesmen. Wright produced more than 900 working drawings and sketches of various designs for the system. Six examples were constructed, still standing, on West Burnham Street and Layton Boulevard in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Other examples were constructed on scattered sites throughout the Midwest with a few yet to be discovered.
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Halftone print of the Model Homes A201, A202 and A203 floor plans and front elevations. Frank Lloyd Wright outlined his vision of affordable housing. He asserted that the home would have to go to the factory, instead of the skilled labor coming to the building site. Between 1915 and 1917 Wright designed a series of standardized "system-built" homes, known today as the American System-Built Houses. By system-built, he did not mean pre-fabrication off-site, but rather a system that involved cutting the lumber and other materials in a mill or factory, then bringing them to the site for assembly. This system would save material waste and a substantial fraction of the wages paid to skilled tradesmen. Wright produced more than 900 working drawings and sketches of various designs for the system. Six examples were constructed, still standing, on West Burnham Street and Layton Boulevard in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Other examples were constructed on scattered sites throughout the Midwest with a few yet to be discovered.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:113967
Creation Date: 1916
Creator Name:Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
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Collection Name:Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 : American System-Built House Series portfolio, 1915-1917
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:Mss 1163, Box 1, Fldr 6
Original Dimensions:17 x 11 inches
SUBJECTS
Architectural rendering
Architecture
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Prints
Housing

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