John D. Haynes House

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John and Dorothy Haynes House
View off the Great Room..tif
View of the lawn with the house in the background
John D. Haynes House is located in Indiana
John D. Haynes House
Location 3901 North Washington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana [2]
Coordinates 41°4′14″N 85°11′27″W / 41.07056°N 85.19083°W / 41.07056; -85.19083Coordinates: 41°4′14″N 85°11′27″W / 41.07056°N 85.19083°W / 41.07056; -85.19083
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1952
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Usonian
Governing body John D. Haynes House Conservancy
NRHP Reference # 04000635 [1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 2004

The John D. Haynes House is a private residence in Fort Wayne, Indiana designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The house is a small and modest Usonian design in Chicago Common Brick, Red Tidewater Cypress with gravity heating.

The gallery is offset to meet the rear of the great room at its center, rather than typically to one side. A music room and three bedrooms drop off this gallery. The plan thus generated is an outside T, with great room facing southwest and southeast, bedrooms looking southeast to the morning sun. The gabled roofing is asymmetrical.

Plans for a fourth bedroom off the back of the gallery, asked for when Mrs. Haynes again became pregnant, and a tool storage room plus a bathhouse and a swimming pool at the music room were never realized. With a family grown too large for this compact house, Haynes built a circular home on an adjacent site.

The house was designed inside the original layout of the Wildwood Park development which was designed by the noted American landscape architect, Arthur Asahel Shurcliff.[citation needed] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004,[1] and the Historic Preservation Review Board declared the property a Local Historic District in April 2008, at the request of the out-of-state owner. In 2010, the owner asked the Historic Preservation Review Board to rescind the historic designation, a request they rejected, citing his failure to explain his change of mind as a factor in their decision.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Revised Agenda, Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board, 2004-04-28, 3. Accessed 2011-07-28.
  3. ^ Kevin Leininger (2013). "Should history trump private property rights? -". Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.323)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Complete Works 1943–1959, by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Peter Gössel (editor) (2009, Taschen; ISBN 978-3-8228-5770-0). First in a series of three monographs featuring all of Wright's 1,100 designs, both realized and unrealized.

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