Robert H. Sunday House

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Robert H. Sunday House
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Robert H. Sunday House is located in Iowa
Robert H. Sunday House
Robert H. Sunday House is located in the United States
Robert H. Sunday House
Location1701 Woodfield Rd.
Marshalltown, Iowa
Coordinates42°1′36″N 92°55′40″W / 42.02667°N 92.92778°W / 42.02667; -92.92778Coordinates: 42°1′36″N 92°55′40″W / 42.02667°N 92.92778°W / 42.02667; -92.92778
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
Architectural styleLate 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Other
MPSIowa Usonian Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1945-1960, MPS
NRHP reference #88002141[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 9, 1988

The Robert H. Sunday House is located in Marshalltown, Iowa, United States. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Usonian style, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Initially the Sunday's choose the Usonian Automatic, a natural concrete block model, for their home. When it provided unworkable, Wright sent the plans for this house. In style and materials it is very similar to the 1953 Usonian Exhibition House.[2] It was the sixth of seven houses designed by Wright and built in this style in Iowa. Sunday, who owned Marshall Lumber in Marshalltown, acted as his own general contractor. In fact, he and his wife did much of the work themselves. It is also believed to be last of this style built in brick.[2] John H. Howe, a Wright assistant who supervised the initial construction, designed an addition to this house in 1970 that conforms seamlessly with the original. It includes the family room, family room terrace, and the dining room. The original house followed an "L" shaped plan, and with the addition it is now a "T" shaped plan. Howe had previously designed (1964) the building for Sunday's business.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Cheryl Peterson. "Robert H. Sunday House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
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