Douglas and Charlotte Grant House

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Douglas and Charlotte Grant House
Grant Home Cedar Rapids Iowa (Frank Lloyd Wright) NW View.jpg
Douglas and Charlotte Grant House is located in Iowa
Douglas and Charlotte Grant House
Location3400 Adel St., SE.
Marion, Iowa
Coordinates42°0′40.4″N 91°37′21.4″W / 42.011222°N 91.622611°W / 42.011222; -91.622611Coordinates: 42°0′40.4″N 91°37′21.4″W / 42.011222°N 91.622611°W / 42.011222; -91.622611
Area40 acres (16 ha)
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
Architectural styleUsonian
MPSIowa Usonian Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1945-1960, MPS
NRHP reference #88002145[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 9, 1988

The Douglas and Charlotte Grant House is a historic building located in Marion, Iowa, United States. Located on 40 acres (16 ha) of land, this Frank Lloyd Wright designed Usonian-style dwelling was constructed from 1949 to 1951, with some construction continuing to about 1960. This is one of the first houses in Iowa built in this style, having been completed a year after the Lowell E. Walter House located near Quasqueton.[2] The two houses are very similar in style. The characteristics that mark this as a Wright-designed house include: the house integrated into the site and opened to the outdoors; the use of window walls and horizontal bands of windows; natural lighting and ventilation; use of natural materials; a horizontal emphasis in mass and proportion; a car port in place of a garage; slab-on-grade construction with radiant heat system embedded in the slab; a flat roof; an open-plan interior; varied ceiling heights on the interior; built-in furniture; and a large scale fireplace with a central hearth.[2] The limestone for the house was quarried on the property. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Chery Peterson; Ralph J. Christian. "Douglas and Charlotte Grant House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-12. with photo(s)
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.288)

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