About this artwork
John G. Thorpe AIA (1944–2016) was an architect and historic preservation advocate who provided restoration and preservation design services on 55 buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and 68 by other Prairie School era architects. This collection consists of approximately 3000 drawings and project files representing 33 of the projects designed by Wright (including Wright’s Home and Studio, Unity Temple, and the Heurtley, Coonley and Tomek residences) in addition to 27 projects by the other Prairie School- and Victorian-era architects, such Richardson’s Glessner Residence, W.W. Boyington’s Hegeler Carus Mansion of 1876 and the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home.
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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Frank Lloyd Wright (Architect)
- John Garrett Thorpe & Associates Architectural Archive
- Made 1901–2012
- Architectural drawings, printed papers, black and white photographs, color photographs, toned photographs, correspondence, photocopies, negatives, maps, CD-ROMs and computer printouts.
- 2 portfolios and flatfile materials: H.: 91.5 cm (36 in.)
- Gift of Thomas and Kathleen Thorpe, 2017.