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Arnold Jackson House

Wright maintained a lifelong interest in prefabricated housing, as demonstrated by his American Systems-Built Houses of 1911-1917.

Built

1957

Client

Arnold Jackson and his wife Lora

Address

7655 Indian Hills Trail

Status

Open as a bed and breakfast

In 1956, Marshall Erdman—who had previously contracted Wright to build the Unitarian Church in Shorewood Hills—commissioned Wright to design Usonian homes that could be prefabricated. Wright expanded the project to include several models, which he called the Erdman Prefabs. The Jackson House is an example of Erdman Prefab #1. Under threat of demolition, in 1985 the house was sold for $1 to Christopher Fecht, a 33-year-old writer, and his 90-year-old grandfather, Paul Drennan, who moved it to its new location where it now operates as a bed and breakfast.

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