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Parkwyn Village

Kalamazoo City, Kalamazoo County, MI

Robert and Rose Levin House, Parkwyn Village

Robert and Rose Levin House, ca. 1948, 2816 Taliesin Drive, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located in the Parkwyn Village neighborhood. The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2022. Photograph by Robert H, Levin, 1965, [cc-3.0] via wikimedia commons, accessed July, 2022.

Parkwyn Village [†] is a neighborhood that was founded in the 1940s by a group of young scientists, employed at the Upjohn Company, who had a vision for a "congenial housing community." They purchased a 47-acre tract of land in 1946 at the west end of Winchell Avenue, overlooking Lorenz Lake (now known as Asylum Lake), for $18,000. The land was originally considered to be beyond the Kalamazoo city limits. By the fall of that year, they prevailed upon world‑famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to layout the community and design affordable houses they could build themselves.

Parkwyn Village History, www.parkwynvillage.com, accessed July, 2022.

Only four Wright designs were built. These are:

  • Robert and Rose Levin House, ca. 1948, 2816 Taliesin Drive.
  • Eric V. Brown House, ca. 1949, 2806 Taliesin Drive.
  • Ward McCartney House, ca. 1949, 2662 Taliesin Drive.
  • Robert D. Winn House, ca. 1950, 2822 Taliesin Drive.
  • Nearby Neighborhoods

    Street Names
    Lorraine Avenie • Parkwyn Drive • Taliesin Drive • Winchell Avenue