In its Victorian neighborhood, the Meyer May house defied convention. In the context of Wright’s career, it was an expression of ideas that grew bolder over time. In the context of contemporary architecture and design, Wright’s impact is still being defined.
1909 Construction on the May home is completed. Wright leaves his family and practice, traveling in Europe with Mamah Cheney.
1910 George Niedecken, Wright’s Milwaukee-based associate, adds finishing touches to the May house interior.
1922 Addition by Osgood & Osgood adds new space, including two bedrooms upstairs & servants’ quarters on the main floor.
1942 Charles Helmer family purchases the house. Remaining Wright-designed furniture is included in the sale.
1945 The Newcomb family buys the home. Over the next 40 years, carports and apartment entrances are added.