Walter H. Gale House (1892)
1031 Chicago Avenue

Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
(This is a private residence and does not offer tours.)
The third of the Bootleg Houses just west of Wright's Home & Studio, the Walter Gale House was actually Wright's first completed commission after quitting Adler & Sullivan in 1893. While stylistically a Queen Anne design - evident in the complexity of the massing, the classical details of the dormer, the Palladian windows in the side gables, and the varied textures of the shingles, clapboards, brick and diamond pane leaded glass - the geometric purity of the design of this house marks the beginning of the struggle by Wright to free himself of the constraints of the historic style of design.