Chicago Architecture Info

University of Chicago Robie House

Also known as
Frederick C. Robie House
5757 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Basic Information
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Cost $58,500
Type museum
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Bounding Streets:
East 57th Street
East 58th Street
South Woodlawn Avenue
South Kimbark Avenue
More Information
  • General contractor: H.B. Barnard Company
  • 1909: Construction began.
  • 1910: The Robie family moved in to this house.
  • 1911: This house was bought by David Lee Taylor.
  • 1912: This house was bought by Marshall D. Wilber.
  • 1926: This house was sold to the Chicago Theological Seminary.
  • 1957: Plans were announced to demolish this home to make way for a dormitory.
  • 1958: This house was bought by William Zeckendorf.
  • 1963: This house was donated to the University of Chicago.
  • 1971: This building was name a Chicago landmark.