American System-Built Homes
2714-2732 West Burnham Street and
1875 South Layton Boulevard

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1911-16

A row of manufactured houses promoted by Milwaukee developer Arthur Richards. Construction was supervised by Russell Barr Williamson. The four duplexes have identical floor plans (though one is a mirror image of the others), and are in relatively original condition (save for some regrettable aluminum siding).

The smaller, Burnham Street bungalow is almost completely unaltered; the Layton Boulevard bungalow’s original stucco exterior has been covered in stone, and the interior has been remodeled.

In 2005, the buildings at 2714 West Burnham (a Model B1) and at 2724-26 West Burnham (a Model 7A) have been purchased by The Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program, Inc., which intends to restore them and open them to the public.

• Storrer, William Allin. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2002 (Third Edition). S.201–203.1.
Visser, Kristin. Frank Lloyd Wright & the Prairie School in Wisconsin. Madison, Wis.: Prairie Oak Press, 1998 (Second Edition), p. 47-50.





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