Demolition Begins at 25 E. Cedar

Demolition has begun on a home that Frank Lloyd Wright lived in briefly after the murders at Taliesin. The 1887 home, in Chicago’s Gold Coast, was damaged by construction on a home next-door (owned by George Giannoulias, brother of Demetris Giannoulis the CEO of the failed Broadway Bank — jackassery run in families, apparently).

Wright and Miriam Noel lived in the house through 1915 (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/2010/07/franklloyd-wright-called-many-places-homebut-only-scholars-and-wright-buffs-likely-know-that-the-old-master-once-lived25-e.html that the Secrest biography of Wright pinpoints the house as the place where Wright first became disenchanted with Noel). The house had no known Wrightian features; its only architectural significance is its age. Though within a Federal landmark district, the area and home have no status with the city of Chicago that would offer any protection from destruction.