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 Features of Prairie School Architecture
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Charles J. Winton Sr. House
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Charles J. Winton Sr. House, 1910
George Washington Maher
1324 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis

George Washington Maher apprenticed in the Chicago offices of Joseph Lyman Silsbee, where Frank Lloyd Wright and George Grant Elmslie were both working as draftsmen. Like his Prairie School colleagues, he believed architectural form should follow function and American architects should strive to create a new vocabulary of forms. The Winton House, based on a house Maher designed for Charles and Helen Winton in Wausau, Wisconsin, reflects Maher's ideals of symmetry, mass, and centralization. Its overhanging eaves and low, horizontal roofline and entryway are typical Prairie-style features. next stop >

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