J.J. Walser Jr. House
42 N. Central Avenue Built 1903
Built four years after the suburb of Austin was annexed to Chicago, this is among the best of Wright's design experiments with inexpensive residences. Within a narrow lot, the house has all the features of his mature Prairie style: a horizontal emphasis resulting from deep roof eaves and bands of windows, a straightforward use of simple materials, and a spacious but efficient open interior plan. It was built for Joseph Jacob Walser, Jr., a printing executive.