A Frank Lloyd Wright "dream house" made of paper, 1938

Frank Lloyd Wright Cardboard House Model

In 1938, Life magazine invited notable architects to design "dream homes" for four American families, each at different income levels. Each family was assigned two architects, one "traditional" and one "modern," and Frank Lloyd Wright was chosen to prepare a modern design for a Minnesota family. The family originally chose Wright's plan but disagreements about cost and the addition of a garage led them to subsequently choose the more traditional design of Royal Barry Wills. At the same time, Life Houses of Chicago began selling models of all the dream homes and Mary Williams of Madison purchased this paper model of Wright's home.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Depression and Unemployment
Creator: Life Houses of Chicago
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Museum. (Museum object #2005.133.1)
Citation: Frank Lloyd Wright Cardboard House Model. Wisconsin Historical Museum. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1514; Visited on: 5/8/2021