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Frank Lloyd Wright residences in Oak Park, IL
While interning for Adler & Sullivan, Wright borrowed $5,000 in 1889 from Louis Sullivan to purchase his first piece of Oak Park real estate. After purchasing the land, he designed his first of many Oak Park homes, which eventually became the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.
Before designing his first well-known residential real estate in River Forest, he designed several houses for his neighbors in Oak Park. In 1892 and 1893, he designed the Thomas H. Gale residence and Walter M. Gale residence, each within a block of his own home. Later in 1901, he would design the Laura Gale residence (Mrs. Thomas Gale).
Eventually, he designed and remodeled over twenty-five Oak Park homes.