The Acres

The Acres

The Acres (Galesburg Country Homes)
The Acres is located in Michigan
The Acres
Location Charleston Township, Michigan
Built 1949
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Usonian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 04000458[1]
Added to NRHP May 19, 2004

The Acres, also known as Galesburg Country Homes, is a naturalistic residential subdivision designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Charleston Township, Michigan. Established as a co-op in 1949 by a group of scientists from the Upjohn pharmaceutical company, the district contains four Wright designed Usonian homes and the Günther and Anne Fonken House designed by Taliesin School fellow Francis "Will" Willsey.[2] Each home is built on a 1-acre (4,000 m2) circular lot.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed Galesburg Country Homes homes:

  • David Weisblat Residence
  • Eric and Pat Pratt Residence
  • Samuel and Dorothy Eppstein Residence
  • Curtis Meyer Residence


See also


  1. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - MICHIGAN - Kalamazoo County". National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NPS Form 10-900". Michigan Modern. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.294, S.295, S.296, S.297)

External links

  • Galesburg Country Homes on
  • Frank Lloyd Wright 'Galesburg Country Homes' Site Plan 1947, USONIAN HOUSES - John Sergeant, 1984
  • Michigan Road Trip Wrap-Up
  • Curtis Meyer House website