George Blossom Garage

Date: 1907    
Address: 4858 south Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL
City: Chicago, Illinois
Accessibility: Private
Category: Utilitarian

In 1892, at the inception of his career, Wright designed a house for George Blossom in the Colonial Revival style. Fourteen years later, Blossom commissioned Wright to design a garage on the same property. Wright employed his mature design vocabulary to the garage, which featured a hipped roof, casement windows, and siding in Roman brick, stucco, and wood. He developed two schemes—one outfit to accommodate horses and a carriage, and one designed for automobiles. Both designs provided for a second-story chauffer’s apartment. Ultimately, the latter was realized.


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