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Address: 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone Number: 312-994-4000
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Description: The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of...
The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. It was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture. Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance.Public tours are available Thursday – Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Social events and family programs are hosted on weekends throughout the year. Robie House is also available for facility rentals and special events. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust website to learn more.
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Robie House for Frank Lloyd Wright fans

My 2 pm tour on Thursday, March 26, 2015 was a gratifying afternoon for a Frank Lloyd Wright fan. I was a little surprised by the $5 photography surcharge for interior photos for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My 2 pm tour on Thursday, March 26, 2015 was a gratifying afternoon for a Frank Lloyd Wright fan. I was a little surprised by the $5 photography surcharge for interior photos for personal use, but the additional fee is disclosed on the website. The renovation efforts are outstanding as the personal residence was used in the past as a... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We arrived a little early for the tour, so we walked around the University of Chicago campus and admired the architecture and historical buildings. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgable and humorous. It was great to see the restoration of the home in process and I appreciated the provision of historical context of Frank Lloyd Wright's work as a whole... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was the first Frank Lloyd Wright house I have visited, and I was amazed by how ahead of its time the house was; it was built in 1910. Our guide was friendly and informative, and highlighted the architectural elements of the house. It is still in good condition, and restoration work was planned the time we visited. The tour... More 

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Burbank, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ever since visiting falling water a few summers ago, my husband and I have been touring other Wright homes and buildings. The Robie House is a wonderful example of his genius. As is usually the case, our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgable and clearly took great pride in sharing his experience with the members of our tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our guide was an architect - it made all the difference in our appreciation of this Frank Lloyd Wright house. Interesting to learn about the restoration and how the Robie family lived. This is a real highlight in the University of Chicago area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Gorgeous example of FL Wright architecture in Chicago. Although I had studied Wright´s architecture at university I was absolutely surprised about the house, fantastic!.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you are even remotely interested in architecture, you must visit the Robie house when in Chicago. Frank Lloyd Wright's final prairie house is an architectural and structural masterpiece, incorporating everything he learned about the pragmatic application of this style with the use of new technology of the time. It's hard to keep in mind that this house was constructed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was a highlight to end my time in Chicago. Having been to the unity temple and Wright's home and studio, the Robie house was the best tour. I arrived there to be the only person going on a tour so therefore had a private tour of the house. The house is impressive and definitely get the photo pass if... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We travelled to Chicago for a fall mini vacation. Getting to and touring in persons one of F.L. Wrights prime residential design properties was high on our extensive list of things to do while in the city for the first time, and the experience did not disappoint. I myself am an avid FLW fan and follower, but all of my... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our guide Joan was absolutely fabulous! I bought my husband a Group on for Christmas and we wanted to use it while still on break. I am not well versed in architecture, so was fascinated by all of the knowledge Joan imparted on the tour. I can't wait to go back in the spring/summer when the planters will be lush... More 

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