James McBean Residence

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James McBean Residence
James McBean Residence is located in Minnesota
James McBean Residence
General information
Architectural styleUsonian
LocationRochester, Minnesota
Coordinates44°00′04″N 92°29′36″W / 44.001165°N 92.493446°W / 44.001165; -92.493446Coordinates: 44°00′04″N 92°29′36″W / 44.001165°N 92.493446°W / 44.001165; -92.493446
Construction started1957
Design and construction
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright

The James McBean Residence is a house in Rochester, Minnesota designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This Usonian house is an example of the second type (Prefab #2) of the Marshall Erdman Prefab Houses. This house and the Walter Rudin House have the same floor plan and vary only in minor details such as paint color and siting, because they are the only two Prefab #2 houses in existence.


The house is constructed from concrete block with horizontal board and batten siding. A row of windows just below the soffit make the chunky flat cantilevered roof appear to float above the house. A carport attached to one corner of the house completes the design.[1]


  1. ^ Kiera Walsh (Spring 2003). "The Marshall Erdman Prefab Homes". (archived)
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.412.2)

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