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The Peters-Margedant House, a Usonian house, is located on the University of Evansville campus. The house was built by William Wesley “Wes” Peters in 1934. Peters, who studied at Evansville College and MIT, was the first apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and became the great architect’s right hand man.

Measuring a mere 552 square feet, this building is a fascinating forerunner of Usonian house design, Wright's concept for affordable housing for working class families. UE is the only university campus in Indiana that is home to such an architecturally significant house. In June of 2017, the Peters-Margedant House was placed on USA Today’s top 25 must see buildings in Indiana.

Tours of the Peters-Margedant House are by appointment on Wednesdays and Saturdays. To schedule a tour, please email: [email protected]

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