THOMAS H. GALE HOUSE ~ Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

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The Thomas H. Gale House is one of three houses along Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, two of which belong to a group known as American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's "Bootleg Houses." This trio of houses, including the Robert P. Parker House and the Walter Gale House, were designed by Wright independently while he was still employed by Adler and Sullivan. Architect Louis Sullivan loaned Wright money during the construction of his own home and studio and Wright was working it off at the firm; independent work was forbidden by Sullivan. In all, Wright designed at least eight "bootleg houses" moonlighting while still under contract with Sullivan. When Sullivan found out about the side projects, in late 1892 or early 1893, Wright was dismissed. The Thomas Gale House is one of at least four which still stand; sources vary as to the exact numbers.

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Comments (50)

janamare26 on November 28, 2012

Nice house.Good photo.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

~Marlene~ on November 29, 2012

Thank you again, Mirjana, for the lovely comment. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on November 29, 2012

Interesting architecture !

I love it! My friendly greeting ,Natuska

~Marlene~ on November 30, 2012

My thanks, Natuska!

Best wishes, Marlene

darek czerniak on December 3, 2012

Beautiful photography


Greetings from Poland

Volkert Weidl on December 4, 2012

Sehr schöne Aufnahme ♥ & ✰! Herzliche Grüße vom Mittelrhein, Volkert

~Marlene~ on December 5, 2012

Thank you so much, Volkert, for the nice comment, the Like and especially the Y*. I am very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

~Marlene~ on December 5, 2012

Thank you again, darek, for the lovely comment. I'm very happy that you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

Merz_René on December 13, 2012

Excellent framed house, with character: YSL

Kind regards, René

~Marlene~ on December 14, 2012

Thanks very much, René, for the nice comment. I'm honored by the YSL!

Best wishes, Marlene

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