Eugene Van Tamelen House (Erdman Prefab I)


  • Caption
    General view down drive, from southeast
    Date
    5/16/1990 (creation)
Related person
Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)
Date
1956 (creation)
Location
North and Central America->United States->Wisconsin->Madison
Description
Marshall Erdman had been the contractor for the Unitarian Meeting House (completed in 1951), and in the middle 1950s Wright offered to refine Erdman's prefabricated housing designs (by another architect), saying, "We can do better." This house was the first of the two Erdman Prefab models, and it sold immediately. Erdman Prefab I was offered in a variety of materials (stone, brick, block, wood), and several were erected, but this first example has rarely been open to the public since it was purchased by Eugene Van Tamelen in 1956.
Style/Period
Twentieth century (LCSH)
Modernist (AAT)
Material
stone
brick
block
wood