Chicago Landmarks

Henry V. Peters House

Overall. Photo by Matri Maldre, 1996     Address: 4731 North Knox Avenue
Year Built: 1906
Architect: Walter Burley Griffin
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: May 5, 2004

Window detail. Photo by Michael Zimny, 2003 Designed by internationally renowned Prairie School architect Walter Burley Griffin, the Peters House is a fine example of Prairie-style architecture. This small but highly inventive building is distinguished by its striking windows, dramatic vaulted ceilings, innovative plan, and an example of a very early design for an attached garage. The Peters House was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, one of the City's most skilled designers in the Prairie tradition. Griffin was a protegee of Frank Lloyd Wright and produced an excellent variety of Prairie-style designs in Chicago, including a group of houses he designed in the Walter Burley Griffin (West 104th Place) District, Chicago's largest collection of Prairie-style buildings.