Walter Burley Griffin’s last structure to be completed in the United States, and among the last surviving examples of Prairie School residential architecture in the South.
The Cooley House was designed and built for entrepreneur Gilbert Brian ‘Captain’ Cooley of Monroe, Louisiana, by internationally acclaimed architect Walter Burley Griffin. The home was designed in 1908 and built in 1925-26. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places at a level of state importance in 1986 and a level of national importance in 2010.
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Griffin Received Patent for Window Adjuster
Walter Burley Griffin received U.S. Patent No. 1,058,050 on April 8, 1913, for his Window Adjuster.
Your ongoing support makes restoring and preserving the Cooley House possible. Once restored, the home will be opened to the public as a museum. In addition to showcasing the home, the museum will also present exhibitions and educational programming.
The restoration, which started in 2008, is split into three phases.
- Phase 1 Waterproofing and Code Enhancements
- Phase 2 Restoration
- Phase 3 Enhancements