Prairie School

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Prairie School

n.
A group of American architects practicing mainly in the Midwest in the early 1900s, whose designs for low, horizontally extended houses and emphasis on natural materials were influenced especially by Frank Lloyd Wright.

[From the use of horizontal lines in imitation of the flatness of the Midwestern prairie.]
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Wingspread, described by Wright as "the last of the prairie houses," is now a conference center for The Johnson Foundation.
Neil Levine suggests, in the accompanying catalogue, that the pinwheeling Prairie Houses already anticipated their serial production within the Chicago gridiron.