1835 S LAYTON BLVD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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1835 S LAYTON BLVD

Architecture and History Inventory
1835 S LAYTON BLVD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:R.E. CITY AND FRANK HUSCHEK HOUSE
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:66131
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1835 S LAYTON BLVD
County:Milwaukee
City:Milwaukee
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1915
Additions:
Survey Date:1992
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Prairie School
Structural System:
Wall Material:Artificial Stone
Architect:FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: South Layton Boulevard Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/24/1996
State Register Listing Date:4/25/1995
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property named 'American System Built Houses'. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office. Original cost $4000. Cottage A plan, American System Built Homes; 1956 alt. cost. $3000. Also a contributing resource in the American System Built Homes-Burnham Street Historic District (listed NRHP: 9/12/85). Note: Huscheck did not live in this house and does not appear in the city directory. City Real Estate Company and Frank Huschek, original owners to 4/23/20 (McArthur p. 57) Arthur and Anna Ershen (1920-1947). "In 1915-16 Wisconsin's renowned Frank Lloyd Wright received his first commissions for structures in Milwaukee. These were the apartments at North 27th Street and West Highland Avenue , the F. C. Bogk house at 2420 North Terrace Avenue, and this block-long series of single-family dwellings and flats. Of the group, the Terrace Avenue residence is the best, but the present buildings are of interest, nonetheless, as lesser works of the great architect and for their echoes of his better-known designs. The home at Layton and Burnham is a modest variation on his Prairie House theme, and the Burnham Street buildings recall the complex rectilinear geometry of his Unity Church in Oak Park, Illinois, and recently razed Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, his major project of these years." Pagel, Mary Ellen & Virginia A. Palmer, University Extension University of Wisconsin, Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Walker's Point and South, 1969.
Bibliographic References:MCARTHUR, P. 57. PERMIT. Pagel, p. 33. National Register Nomination Form. Pagel, Mary Ellen & Virginia A. Palmer, University Extension University of Wisconsin, Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Walker's Point and South, 1969.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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