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Foster House and Stable

Street Elevation, 1987, photo by Tim Wittman, CCL     Address: 12147 S. Harvard Ave.
Year Built: 1900
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: May 9, 1996

Main Elevation Drawing, circa 1900 Foster House is one of the few surviving buildings in Chicago designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the world's most famous architects. Its Japanese-influenced design stands as an important part of the development of Wright's influential architectural style. The house and its stable were constructed as a summer residence for Stephen Foster, an attorney who was a member of the real estate group that developed this portion of West Pullman.