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A "Usonian" Experiment in Michigan
The Curtis Meyer Residence has a semi-circular shape

The Curtis Meyer Residence has a semi-circular shape.

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In the 1940s, a group of scientists who worked for the Upjohn Company asked architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design homes for a housing subdivision in Galesburn, Michigan. The scientists envisioned a cooperative community with inexpensive houses they could build themselves.

The Curtis Meyer Residence (1948) is one of four houses Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Galesburg subdivision. Like his other "Galesburg Country Homes," the Curtis Meyer home was a Usonian. The distinctly American ("USA") style was uncomplicated and relatively economical. Frank Lloyd Wright said that his Unsonian houses would encourage "more simplified and... more gracious living."

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