John D. Haynes House

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John and Dorothy Haynes House
The house in 2016
John D. Haynes House is located in Indiana
John D. Haynes House
John D. Haynes House is located in the United States
John D. Haynes House
Location3901 North Washington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana [2]
Coordinates41°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
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
Architectural styleUsonian
NRHP reference #04000635 [1]
Added to NRHPJune 22, 2004

The John D. Haynes House is a house in Fort Wayne, Indiana, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.[3] The house is a small and modest Usonian design in glass, red tidewater cypress, and Chicago Common Brick on a red concrete slab.[4]

The back of the house

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.

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, Richard Herber, 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.[5][6] In 2016, he sued the city council and historic preservation commission in U.S. federal court,[7] but the case was dismissed in March 2017.[8]


  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. ^ French, Thomas (September 2016). "The Joy of Growing Up in a Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright". Indianapolis Monthly.
  4. ^ Lucas, Suzette (2007). "Wright Getaways: John D. Haynes House". Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly. 18 (Winter): 12–15.
  5. ^ Kevin Leininger (2013). "Should history trump private property rights? -". Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Gong, Dave (2016). "Home's historic label defended: Owner wants it off; council hears from others". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  7. ^ Green, Rebecca S. (August 30, 2016). "Wright house owner files suit". Journal Gazette. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "Herber vs Barranda et all". 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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