EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A home created by Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice has been moved to the University of Evansville campus.
The Peters-Margedant House is now located behind the university’s Koch Center for Engineering and Computer Science, the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/2bDyBBE ) reported. It moved Thursday from its original location about a mile northwest of the campus.
The 552-square-foot house was designed and built by William Wesley “Wes” Peters in 1934. Two years prior, Peters was American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice at his Taliesin estate in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
The small house is one of the first examples of Wright’s Usonian style, which aimed to create affordable, efficiently designed homes for working-class families.
Indiana Landmarks Director Stewart Sebree said it’s one of the most important “little houses” in the country.
University of Evansville student Kelly Housman, an art history major, watched the house as it was moved onto campus.
“It is a huge honor,” she said. “As far as the younger generation, I hope that it will help them appreciate the past so that they can learn in the future. As far as it being on UE’s campus, I think it will give opportunities to students who otherwise would not be able to be a part of something this outstanding.”
Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com