prariestyle 250The Prairie style was developed after 1900 as a building type that answered the particular conditions of the Midwest. Frank Lloyd Wright is best known for working in this mode, but Ernest Young, a South Bend architect, designed many houses in this style from 1905 to 1920, and some of his best work can be seen along Riverside Drive. Characteristically, these houses are two stories and have projecting rectangular bays, generous overhanging eaves, door and open entry porch to one side, and windows in clusters, often at the corners instead of in the middle of a room. Reprinted with permission from Historic Preservation Commission's Walking Tour.