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Ina Moriss Harper House

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1950–1951, Frank Lloyd Wright. 2571 Old Lake Shore Dr.

Situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, the Harper house exemplifies Wright's characteristics in the use of broad, sweeping, horizontal rooflines; the richness of the textural interplay of brick, cypress wood, and glass; the placement of the prominent chimney so that it acts as the hub around which the rooms are distributed; and the abundant use of glass to effect a welcome relationship between the exterior and the interior.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Ina Moriss Harper House", [St. Joseph, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 229-229.

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