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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The original, housed at the University of Minnesota, "had been written as a series of letters to Catherine Gray, the grandmother of William Gray Purcell, a Prairie School architect in the Twin Cities." Mrs.