Robert G. Emmond House
109 S. Eighth Avenue, La Grange built 1892
The Robert G. Emmond residence is a transitional work designed prior to the formation of Wright's mature Prairie style. With octagonal shaped bays and strong rectilinear forms, the Emmond House bears witness to Wright's search for an original architectural language based on geometric forms.
Considered one of the 'bootleg' commissions, the Robert G. Emmond residence was designed by Wright while he was employed by the architectural firm of Adler and Sullivan. In violation of his employment contract with the firm, Wright took on a number of his own residential commissions to earn additional income to support his growing family.
Source: Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust