Unbuilt: The Barnes House

McCook, Nebraska is home to the Sutton House, a Prairie Style home built in 1907. It is the only Wright structure in the state of Nebraska. In 1903 Wright designed a house for Charles Barnes of McCook, but it was never built. Barnes was the article “A Home in a Prairie Town” in Ladies home Journal in 1902. Wright worked on the plans through much of 1903, and Walter Burley Griffin late revisions. The project was cancelled, apparently due to the final cost of the home.

Though the house was never built, Suttons saw the plans, were impressed by them and commissioned their own Wright house in McCook.

The plans for the Barnes House are on exhibit at the Museum of the High Plains in McCook. They were bequeathed to the museum by the daughter-in-law of Charles Barnes in 1999.