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Ravine Bluffs Development

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Location  Glencoe, Illinois
NRHP Reference #  78001137
Added to NRHP  23 June 1978
Built  1915, rebuilt 1985
Architectural style  Prairie School
Architect  Frank Lloyd Wright
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The Ravine Bluffs Development was commissioned in 1915 by Frank Lloyd Wright's attorney, Sherman Booth Jr. It is located in Glencoe, Illinois. Six houses, three poured concrete sculptures, and one bridge were built. Five of the houses were for rent when built. All 5 rental houses share the same basic floor plan as "A Fireproof House for $5000".

Client's home:

  • Sherman M. Booth House
  • Rentals:

  • Charles R. Perry House
  • Hollis R. Root House
  • William F. Kier House
  • Lute F. and Daniel Kissam House
  • William F. Ross House - differs in design from the other 4 rentals, has fireplace to the side - was purchased by architect John Eifler and was restored from 2011-2014.
  • Bridge

    The Ravine Bluffs Development Bridge, also known as the Sylvan Road Bridge, was a bridge designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located at the northeastern entrance of the Development. It crosses over the ravine from which the project gets its name. In the 1980s, the bridge was rebuilt. It was Wright's only bridge.


    Ravine Bluffs Development Wikipedia