Chicago Architecture Info

University of Chicago Robie House

Also known as
Frederick C. Robie House
Address
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.