W. H. Freeman House
City: Hinsdale, Illinois
The nature of Wright’s involvement in the design of the W. H. Freeman house is uncertain. The drawings in the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives at the Avery Library reflect the nineteenth century taste for compact, restricted interior spaces; a square plan; steeply pitched roofs; and double hung windows—design elements Wright had emphatically abandoned by 1903. It is possible that they show the proposed remodeling of a preexisting structure, one that was never fully realized.