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Property Name Muirhead. Robert and Elizabeth. House
Reference Number 15000965
State Illinois
County Kane
Town Plato Center
Street Address 42W814 Rohrsen Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/12/2016
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The Robert and Elizabeth Muirhead House, near Plato Center, Illinois, is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C in the area of Architecture. The house was designed by noted-architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is an excellent example of the Usonian style he developed late in his long and successful career. Wright completed the design for the Muirhead House in 1951, and it was built between 1951 and 1953, which is its period of significance.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria