Edwin Cheney House: Oak Park, Illinois

Right across the street from the Furbeck house is the Cheney.  Built in 1903, it is a compact, single story bungalo with a lot of garden space out front.  While designing this home for the Cheneys, Wright met and fell in love with Mrs. Mamah Borthwick Cheney.   They eventually ran off to Europe together, leaving their respective families behind.  The rest is history...

The home was renovated in the mid 1960's to repair fire damage from two separate fires.  It was also renovated in 1990.  

The Cheney House in 2001

From the neighbor's driveway: May, 2003

From the sidewalk: May 2003

Cheney needs a little landscaping upkeep: May, 2003

Looking down the north walk: May 2003

 

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