Wright's 10541 South Hoyne Avenue House In Chicago

Original Owner: H. Howard Hyde

Address: 10541 S. Hoyne Ave, Chicago

Year Built: 1917

This house is just a short distance south of the Guy Smith house. Like the Smith house, it is an American Systems Built house; the lumber pre-cut and then shipped to the site, the building plans indicating where each board is to be placed.

The Hyde house, however, is based upon a different design than the Smith house; Wright produced hundreds of drawings for the Systems Built project, which ultimately failed; probably since World War I broke out soon after the project was announced.

Hyde was a cashier for the International Harvester Company.