George's Showroom

99 Palmetto Drive Pasadena, CA 91105

Prairie Style

Prairie School was a late 19th- and early 20th-century architectural style, most common to the Midwestern United States. It developed in sympathy with the ideals and artistic designs of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The Prairie style similarly embraced handcrafting and craftsman guilds as a reaction against the new assembly line. Their efforts represented a rebellion against mass production manufacturing techniques, which they believed created inferior products and dehumanized workers. The Prairie style was also an attempt to develop an indigenous North American style of architecture that departed from earlier styles of European classical architecture. The most famous proponent of this style, Frank Lloyd Wright, promoted an idea of "organic architecture". He believed that a structure should look as if it naturally grew from the site. These homes were called prairie style after Wright's 1901 Ladies Home Journal plan titled, "A Home in a Prairie Town."

The Features of Prairie Style Architecture:

The Features of Prairie Style Interior Design: