The Acres

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The Acres (Galesburg Country Homes)
The Acres sign.jpg
The Acres is located in Michigan
The Acres
Location Charleston Township, Michigan
Coordinates 42°15′39.93″N 85°24′42.59″W / 42.2610917°N 85.4118306°W / 42.2610917; -85.4118306Coordinates: 42°15′39.93″N 85°24′42.59″W / 42.2610917°N 85.4118306°W / 42.2610917; -85.4118306
Built 1949
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Usonian
NRHP Reference # 04000458[1]
Added to NRHP May 19, 2004

The Acres, also known as Galesburg Country Homes, is a naturalistic residential plat designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Charleston Township, Michigan. Established as a co-op in 1949 by a group of scientists from the Upjohn pharmaceutical company, the district contains four Wright designed Usonian homes and the Günther and Anne Fonken House designed by Taliesin School fellow Francis "Will" Willsey.[2] The Acres consists of 70 acres with each home built on a 1-acre (4,000 m2) circular lot. The plat was designed to have 21 homes built on it with 50 acres of open land for community use that also included a 3-acre pond. On May 19, 2004 The Acres was granted historical status and was placed on the National Register of Historical Places.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed Galesburg Country Homes homes:

  • David Weisblat Residence
  • Eric and Pat Pratt Residence
  • Samuel and Dorothy Eppstein Residence
  • Curtis Meyer Residence


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  1. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - MICHIGAN - Kalamazoo County". National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NPS Form 10-900" (PDF). Michigan Modern. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.294, S.295, S.296, S.297)

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