Frederick C. Bogk Residence (1916), Milwaukee, Wisconsin


The Frederick C. Bogk Residence dates from 1916. The plan is based on the design for “A Fireproof House of $5000” that appeared originally in the Ladies Home Journal in 1907 for construction in concrete. The typical “four-square” plan allocates the front half of the building to the living room, while the rear is divided equally between the dining room and the kitchen.

Constructed in Roman brick, the Bogk residence is considered the largest and most elaborate of all of the four-square houses and cost $15,000 when it was built. Beneath the eaves is an ornamental terracotta frieze.

 
Location: 2420 Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Private residence.
 


Sources:
William Allin Storrer, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1995), #196.
Thomas A. Heinz, Frank Lloyd Wright Field Guide (2005), pp. 191-192.