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 14. James F. Clarke House

500 S. Main Street (built 1915-16)NRHP Logo

This house is of considerable architectural, as well as historical, interest.

One of the most architecturally distinctive homes in the Midwest, it was designed by the prominent Prairie Style architect F. Barry Byrne, who had gained his uncommon skills working for Frank Lloyd Wright.

Byrne engaged the prominent artisan Alfonso Iannelli to design the furniture, carpeting, light fixtures, and wall stenciling for the interior, in order to create a complete environment for their client, Dr J. F. Clarke.

This house has been published in magazines and architectural history books.  Details of the house can be found in the Fairfield Public Library's copy of The Prairie School: Frank Lloyd Wright and his Midwest Contemporaries (724.9 Brooks)

Photo from about 1917
James F. Clarke House

Photo from 2013
James F. Clarke House

 

Also look at a floor plan, a sales brochure, exterior photos from 2005, and Prairie Architects' experience.

Click here for the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form and photos for this building, which you can download.

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Front of James F. Clarke House (east side), fall.  09-27-14
James F. Clarke House

Front of James F. Clarke House, fall.  09-27-14
James F. Clarke House

Southeast side of James F. Clarke House, early spring.  04-13-13
James F. Clarke House

Northeast side of James F. Clarke House, late fall.  11-22-10
James F. Clarke House

Front entrance of James F. Clarke House, late fall.  11-22-10
James F. Clarke House

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