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Robert Bullard House

Robert Bullard House

1313 Leland Avenue, Springfield, IL

This house was designed and owned by Robert A. Bullard, a noted Springfield architect who also designed the Springfield’s City Hall, the Unity Building and the Paris Cleaning Plant.

The house is a significant example of “prairie” style architecture, known for open floor plans, low-pitch roofline, natural materials, overhanging eaves and horizontal lines. This style was a direct departure from the Victorian style of boxed, confined spaces. The Bullard House was completed in 1906, just two years after Frank Lloyd Wright finished construction on the Dana-Thomas House.