2714 W BURNHAM ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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2714 W BURNHAM ST

Architecture and History Inventory
2714 W BURNHAM ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Arthur L. Richards House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:72870
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):2714 W BURNHAM ST
County:Milwaukee
City:Milwaukee
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Unincorporated Community:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1915
Additions:
Survey Date:1980
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Prairie School
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stucco
Architect:Frank Lloyd Wright
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: American System Built Homes-Burnham Street District
National Register Listing Date:9/12/1985
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
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. Covenant/Easement: In Perpetuity. Effective 7-27-2012. A 'covenant file' exists for this property. It may contain additional information such as photos, drawings and correspondence. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office. "Between 1915 and 1917 Frank Lloyd Wright designed a series of standardized "system-built" homes, known today and the American System-Built Homes. By system-built Wright did not mean pre-fabricated 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 on scattered sites throughout the Midwest with a few yet to be discovered. The ASBH Model B-1 is the first home purchased for restoration by Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin and the only surviving example of the design. In 2008/2009 through the assistance of a Save America's Treasures grant through the National Parks Service and numerous matching grants from private foundations, the home was restored to its original 1916 appearance. The Model B-1 is intended to remain a house museum to provide an educational opportunity for children, architectural students, professionals, academics, the general public, and especially neighborhood residents." Wright and Like 2011: Milwaukee Originals June 10th Through 12th, FLW FDN, Scottsdale AZ, 2011.
Bibliographic References:Zimmerman, 322. Perrin, 1960, p. 34. Perrin, 1967, p. 147. Pagel, p. 35. Tax Program. Building Permit. Historic Milwaukee, Incorporated newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Summer 2002. Wright and Like 2011: Milwaukee Originals June 10th Through 12th, FLW FDN, Scottsdale AZ, 2011.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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