about THE FILM


Frank Lloyd Wright, perhaps the 20th Century's most influential architect, redefined architecture when he designed the B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee, Illinois. To many scholars, this single family home represents Wright's first complete foray into the "Prairie Style." Despite this distinction, the structure has remained relatively overlooked in Wright's lexicon.  An American Home intends to share the story of this architectural treasure and explore its uncanny connection to the rise, fall, and resurgence of its designer and the community in which it resides.


It’s a dazzling house with Wright really coming into his own as a great architect.
— Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic

The production team

  • Producer/Director: Tom Desch
  • Producer: Pat Wisniewski
  • Director of Photography: Justin Hayward


A.N. Webber, Inc.- In Memory of A.N. "Jerk" Webber
Apothecary Arts
Deck & Baron Attorneys at Law
Courtney Casteel (Outreach Sponsor)
Committee to Elect Chasity Wells-Armstrong (Outreach Sponsor)
Country Supply, Inc.
Craig DeAmbrose
Alice Decker
Carol & Carl Desch
Jennie Donley
Elisabeth Dunbar (Outreach Sponsor)
Douglas & Laura Golowski (Outreach Sponsor)

Joyce & Terry Goodwin
Mr. & Mrs. David Haebich
Dr. Phil & Laura Hays
HomeStar Bank
Jeff Jarvis, Architect
JH2B Architects, Inc.
Jane C. Johnson
Jim Laukes
Reel Stories Productions
Steve & Lisa Salzburg
Keith & Valerie Schweitzer
Greg & Wendy Skarstad (Outreach Sponsor)
Janice Strasma
Patricia Wisniewski