Prairie Style Inspired by the Midwest Prairie and characterized by long horizontal lines and masses. The Prairie style was the first uniquely American style of architecture. Organic Architecture The idea that architecture should be suited to its environment and a product of its place, purpose, and time. Path of Discovery Entrances are in inconspicuouslocations so that visitors had to explore, taking in all the visual details, as they tried to figure outhow to get in. Light Screens Rows of glass casement windows and doors with touches of color and bold geometric abstractions unique to each building.

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