Architectural Homeland

We walked yesterday in the Yankee Ridge area of Urbana, a development on the far south side of town, where Replinger designs make up 7 of the 70 or so houses. Dot and Jack moved there in 1995, and Dot lives there today. Jack’s involvement in this neighborhood goes back to the 1960s, when the original developer, Sherwin, hired Jack to lay out the first phase of the street pattern. His first house there dates to 1968.

The morning was cloudy and wet after a night of storms and rain. Landscaping is now well established, or perhaps overdone, so the architecture is less visible than it once was or perhaps should be. Moreover, most of the houses are turned inward, focused on interior courts or outdoor spaces on the side away from the street.

Price house, 1968 (second floor designed by another architect)

Price house, 1968
(second floor designed by another architect)

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Ormsbee house, 1970

Watanabe house 1972

Watanabe house
1972

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Almy house, 1978

Brown house, 1979

Brown house, 1979

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Replinger house, 1995

Jackson house, 1997

Jackson house, 1997

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