Developed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was the first uniquely American architectural style. This style emerged at the end of the nineteenth century after a half century of European revival styles being the mainstream of modern homes at the time. Wright referred to his style as “Organic Architecture”. Homes featured strong horizontal lines, masses, built in furniture and glass (often stained glass) and flat or low pitched hip roofs. Homes were designed to fit into their surroundings and look almost as if they had grown out of the site. Today people tend to refer to any home or commercial building with low pitched hip roofs with broad overhanging eaves and strong horizontal lines as Prairie Style.

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