Thomas Keys Residence

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Thomas Keys Residence
Thomas Keys Residence is located in Minnesota
Thomas Keys Residence
General information
Type House
Architectural style Usonian
Location Rochester, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°00′27″N 92°29′15″W / 44.00755°N 92.48758°W / 44.00755; -92.48758Coordinates: 44°00′27″N 92°29′15″W / 44.00755°N 92.48758°W / 44.00755; -92.48758
Construction started 1950
Design and construction
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

The Thomas E. Keys Residence is a house in Rochester, Minnesota designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built with earth berms in 1950. The design is based on a previous Wright design for a cooperative in Detroit, Michigan, which never materialized due to the onset of World War II. The house is an example of Wright's Usonian genre of architecture, a style he envisioned to meet the needs of middle-class families desiring a more refined architecture for their homes. The house is located at 1217 Skyline Dr SW, a short distance from two other Wright designs, the A. H. Bulbulian Residence and the James McBean Residence.


  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.321)