Inventing the New American House

Howard Van Doren Shaw designed stately country houses in and around Chicago—from affluent Lake Forest, Illinois, and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Indiana—from 1894 to 1926, a period in American architecture that spanned the Gilded Age, the adoption of Beaux-Arts classicism as the ideal for civic architecture, the invention of the skyscraper, and the beginning of modernism.

  • Inventing the New American House
  • Inventing the New American House
  • Inventing the New American House
  • Inventing the New American House
  • Inventing the New American House
  • Inventing the New American House
  • Inventing the New American House