Gustavus Babson House Number Two, Oak Park, Illinois, East Elevation

A work made of black and brown ink on linen.

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  • A work made of black and brown ink on linen.

Date:

1912

Artist:

Tallmadge and Watson
American, 1905–1934

About this artwork

Tallmadge and Watson was one of the many Prairie School firms that shaped the character of the Chicago suburb of Oak Park in the first two decades of the 20th century. The design for Gustavus Babson’s second Oak Park home includes many markers of Prairie School style. The large, horizontally planned house features a strong asymmetrical composition, a gabled roof, and bands of narrow windows, as seen in these working drawings. Although their work was not as geometrically daring as Wright’s, Tallmadge and Watson left their own unique imprint on the quiet streets of Oak Park.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Tallmadge and Watson Architects

Title

Gustavus Babson House Number Two, Oak Park, Illinois, East Elevation

Origin

Linden Avenue, 415 North

Date

1912

Medium

Black and brown ink on linen

Dimensions

56 × 74.5 cm (22 1/16 × 29 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Emma Watson

Reference Number

1990.31.5

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