Alvin Miller House

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Alvin Miller House
Alvin Miller House is located in Iowa
Alvin Miller House
Location 1107 Court Street
Charles City, Iowa, United States
Coordinates 43°4′0.75″N 92°41′1.65″W / 43.0668750°N 92.6837917°W / 43.0668750; -92.6837917Coordinates: 43°4′0.75″N 92°41′1.65″W / 43.0668750°N 92.6837917°W / 43.0668750; -92.6837917
Built 1946 - 1951
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Usonian
NRHP Reference # 78001221[1]
Added to NRHP 11/16/1978

The Alvin Miller House is a Usonian home beside the Cedar River in Charles City, Iowa. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed over a five-year period completed in 1951. The single-story structure features a two-level flat roof which allows for clerestory windows. It was severely damaged in the flood of 2008, but is currently being restored.[2]

According to the National Park Service document on the seven Iowa Usonian homes: ″The third Iowa Usonian, the Alvin Miller House in Charles City, was designed in the same year as the Grant House but was not built until 1951-1952. The Miller House was featured in Wright's ′The Natural House;′ it is the smallest of the Iowa Usonians; and, unlike the Walter and Grant houses, the Miller House has a much sturdier, less radical character.″[3]



  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.289)
  • Mason City Globe Gazette, Wright Designed Home to be Restored. August 30, 2011

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