715 West Washington

  • Date: 1907
  • Style: Prairie
  • Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
  • District: West Washington
  • Rating: Outstanding

The Kersey DeRhodes House is a Classic Prairie designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his good friends Kersey and Laura DeRhodes. "...it was designed in the heart of what has been called Frank LLoyd Wright's 'First Golden Decade'...roughly 1902-1909" (Tom Miller, May 2002). The DeRhodes family was prominent in South Bend business and banking circles. Mrs. DeRhodes lived in the house until her death in 1952 and left the house to the First Methodist Church. It in turn was sold in 1954 to the Avalon Grotto before being returned to a residence during the 1970s by the Millers.

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715 West Washington

Image credit: University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library

Image credit: University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library
Image credit: University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library
Image credit: University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library
Image credit: University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library