Frank Lloyd Wright at Oberlin: the story of the Weltzheimer/Johnson House
Call Number: Art Library, NA7238.O285 F7 1995 (several copies)
Publication Date: Oberlin, Ohio : Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, c1995
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1947, the Weltzheimer/Johnson House is the first Usonian house in Ohio. Usonian refers to a group of about 50 Wright homes designed for middle-class Americans following World War II. These houses are typically modest, single-story dwellings without garages, L-shaped to open into the landscape, and environmentally conscious. The houses have flat roofs and large cantilevered overhangs for passive solar heating and cooling, naturally lit clerestory windows, and radiant floor heating.