As President of Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond (CBB), I recently had the honor of working to help preserve one of the Chicago area’s landmark Modernist houses – Robert Bruce Tague’s Frueh House. CBB is a non-profit organization dedicated to education about Modernist architecture, and to preservation efforts, so our focus on the Frueh House is a natural for the group. Located at 145 Oak Knoll Terrace in Highland Park, the property was built for Erne and Florence Frueh in 1948. Still in sound, very restorable condition, the house has been determined by architectural historian Susan Benjamin as being one of only twelve houses in her survey of the area that has potential for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
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