The Meyer May House is considered one of the most faithfully restored of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-style houses in the country. Wright's house designs are easily recognizable by the low-pitched rooflines, deep overhangs, a wall of windows, and the building’s seamless connection with the outdoors.
Frank Lloyd Wright built the house for the clothing manufacturer Meyer May in 1909. The style of architecture was revolutionary and shocking for the affluent neighborhood of Grand Rapids, which was replete with stately old Victorian-style houses. Steelcase Company purchased and meticulously restored the house in 1985.
The Meyer May House and other prairie-style homes inspired an entire school of architecture called Prairie School. The House that still contains Wright’s original windows and furniture. It is open to the public.
Address: 450 Madison Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Phone: 616-246-4821 Photo: we8504/Fotolia
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