Emil Bach House, Chicago, IL

imageThis was a great tour.  The house originated from Ladies Home Journal ran a series of plans by Frank Lloyd Wright for various family dwellings… this was the fire-proof plan.  The details of these plans are amazing and could be built for $5,000.  This one cost $11,000.  Black walnut woodwork and trim was parlayed by the owner from the war department; used for gun stocks, it was not available as building material.  Mr. Bach owned a brick manufacturing company, but the bricks for the house were shipped in from Ohio.