Zimmerman House (Manchester, New Hampshire)

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Zimmerman House
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Zimmerman House (Manchester, New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Zimmerman House (Manchester, New Hampshire)
Zimmerman House (Manchester, New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Zimmerman House (Manchester, New Hampshire)
Location223 Heather St.
Manchester, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°1′18.19″N 71°27′46.34″W / 43.0217194°N 71.4628722°W / 43.0217194; -71.4628722Coordinates: 43°1′18.19″N 71°27′46.34″W / 43.0217194°N 71.4628722°W / 43.0217194; -71.4628722
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1951 (1951)
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
Architectural stylePrairie School
NRHP reference #79003790[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 18, 1979

The Zimmerman House is a historic house located at 223 Heather Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. Built in 1951, it is the first of two houses in New Hampshire designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (the other is the Toufic H. Kalil House, built in 1955 on the same street), and one of a modest number of Prairie School designs in the northeastern United States. The house is now owned by the Currier Museum of Art, which provides tours of the building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Zimmerman House is located in a residential setting in northern Manchester, at the southwest corner of Heather and Union streets. It is a single-story structure, set on a floating concrete slab.[2] It is organized around a large L-shaped central chimney, and covered by a deeply overhanging roof. The rooms are arranged in a single line, except[3] with an open carport at one end. The interior is largely finished in cypress wood.

The house was designed in 1950 by Frank Lloyd Wright in his Usonian Prairie School style for Dr. Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman. Wright redesigned the house around a rock just outside the front entrance.[3] Wright's design extended to include the interior furniture and furnishings, as well as the mailbox, and specified the plantings for the garden.[2]

The property was maintained by the Zimmermans according to Wright's plan, and was donated to the Currier Museum of Art in 1988.[4] The museum offers tours of the property. They begin at the museum, which provides shuttle service to the house, in order to minimize traffic in the residential neighborhood.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Zimmerman House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  3. ^ a b Bleiberg, Larry (June 7, 2015). "10 Great: Frand Lloyd Wright Homes". USA Today.
  4. ^ "Zimmerman House". Currier Museum of Art. Retrieved 2018-06-25.

External links[edit]

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