2016
Renew
Usonian Style (1934)
Peters-Margedant House
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This modest 550 square foot residence is a rare and early example of Usonian Style architecture. Designed and built in 1934 by noted architect William Wesley “Wes” Peters, an Evansville native and Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice, the home was and still is strikingly unique.

The Usonian Style was originally developed by Wright in the 1930's and featured flat roofs, wide cantilevered overhangs, clerestory windows and horizontal “sandwich-wall” construction. The Peters-Margedant House pre-dates Wright’s first Usonian dwelling (Herbert Jacobs House, 1936-37) by nearly two years. It’s early construction date and bold architectural features speak to the home’s significance as a prototype for the Usonian  concept. In 2014 a major effort, led by Indiana Landmarks, raised funds for the relocation and restoration of the home to serve as an educational resource for students, architecture enthusiasts, and the general public.

Use
Historic home museum
Style
Usonian Style (1934)
Location
Evansville, IN
Size
552 SF
Type
Restoration & Relocation
Completed
2016
Collaborators

 Indiana Landmarks

University of Evansville

Friends of Peters-Margedant House

Architectural Renovators, General Contractor

Hafer

Matt Wagner Design

Jordan Barclay Photography 

Todd Isaac Photography

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