Winslow House (River Forest, Illinois)

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William H. Winslow House and Stable
William H. Winslow House Front Facade.jpg
Winslow House (River Forest, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Winslow House (River Forest, Illinois)
Winslow House (River Forest, Illinois) is located in USA
Winslow House (River Forest, Illinois)
Location River Forest, Illinois
Coordinates 41°53′19″N 87°49′44″W / 41.88861°N 87.82889°W / 41.88861; -87.82889Coordinates: 41°53′19″N 87°49′44″W / 41.88861°N 87.82889°W / 41.88861; -87.82889
Built 1893
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Prairie School
NRHP Reference # 70000242[1]
Added to NRHP April 17, 1970

The Winslow House is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house located at 515 Auvergne Place in River Forest, Illinois. Built in 1893, the house was Wright's first independent commission. The owner, William Winslow, was an ironwork manufacturer who later worked with Wright on a number of publishing projects. The house's design is both inspired by the works of Wright's mentor Louis Sullivan and an early example of many of the traits which later became associated with the Prairie School. The front of the home is symmetrical and horizontally divided into a stone section, a brick section, and a terra cotta frieze. The roof is low-pitched with wide eaves, a key element of the Prairie School.[2][3]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hasbrouck, W. H. (December 5, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: The William H. Winslow House and Stable" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "William Winslow House". Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 

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