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American System-Built Houses

10541 S. Hoyne, photo by Bob Thall     Address: 10410 and 10541 S. Hoyne Ave.
Year Built: 1917
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: July 13, 1994

Newspaper Ad, 1917 Based on his long-term interest in affordable housing, influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright developed a series of prefabricated housing designs marketed under the name of "American System-Built Houses." The building at 10410 S. Hoyne was erected by Burhans-Ellinwood & Co. as the model home for a subdivision to be comprised of these residences.

The only other Wright-designed house to be built, before the project was abandoned at the outset of World War I, is at 10541 S. Hoyne. It was built for H. Howard Hyde, a cashier at International Harvester.