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Property Name Burnham , John and Isabel , House
Reference Number 13000085
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Town Long Beach
Street Address 2602 Lake Shore Drive
Multiple Property Submission Name John Lloyd Wright in Northwest Indiana
Status Listed 8/1/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The John and Isabel Burnham House is eligible under National Register Criterion C. Architecturally the house represents the work of an accomplished and nationally known architect, John Lloyd Wright. It retains its architectural design features and integrity and its association with John Lloyd Wright qualifies it for Criterion C. The house derives its importance under Architecture as an exceptional example of Wright's unique blending of the Prairie and International Styles. Its vertical organization and pent roofs earned this unusual house the popular name the Pagoda House. The property meets the associative and physical qualities specified in the registration requirements of the John Lloyd Wright in Northwest Indiana Multiple Properties Documentation Form.


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