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Westcott House in Springfield
Description: Caption reads: "Wescott House, N.W. Cor. High St. & Greenmount Ave. Springfield, Ohio. Jan. 28, 1937 - P.C. Neg. furnished by Springfield." Westcott House is located 1340 East High Street at the corner of Greenmount Avenue in Springfield, Ohio. The architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house in 1905, as commissioned by Burton J. Wescott, an automobile manufacturer with the Westcott Motor Car Company, thought the house wasn't built until 1908. The original design was characteristic of his Praire School: the horizontal lines, low-pitched roof, broad eaves, wide verandas, stuccoed walls with wood trim, trellis work and elaborate use of shrubs, creating the impression that the structure is an integral part of its setting. During the 1940s interior alterations were made, turning the house into six apartments. Renovations were completed in 2007 to restore this architectural gem to its original state. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F06_08_01
Subjects: Westcott House (Springfield, Ohio); Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959. Buildings, plans, and designs
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)