John and Syd Dobkins House
|Location||5120 Plain center N.E., Canton, Ohio|
|Area||5 acres (2.0 ha)|
|Architect||Frank Lloyd Wright|
|NRHP Reference #||08001298|
|Added to NRHP||January 8, 2009|
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1953 and completed in 1954, the John and Syd Dobkins House is one of three Wright-designed Usonian houses in Canton, Ohio. Located farther east than the Nathan Rubin Residence and the Ellis A. Feiman House, it is set back from the road, has tall, thin casement windows and prominent doors that rise to nearly the roofline. Its distinctive geometric design module based upon an equilateral triangle reflects Wright's Usonian design philosophy.
An apprentice came from Taliesin to oversee construction of the houses in Canton. That was standard operating procedure for Wright. It was also standard that he would get a topographical map of a site before he began a design. The house was built on a five-acre parcel that was once a cornfield. Along with a design for the house, Wright created an ingenious planting plan for the property which featured 14 pin oak trees planted in perfect relation to the structure.
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