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Robie House

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Address: 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone Number: 312-994-4000
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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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A Must See for Architecture Fans

Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was recently listed as one of the most architecturally important buildings of the 20th Century. It is a wonderful example of Wright's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chicago, Illinois

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was recently listed as one of the most architecturally important buildings of the 20th Century. It is a wonderful example of Wright's architecture. It is located on the campus of the University of Chicago which is also worth a visit. There is an excellent tour that is run by the Wright Foundation and... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautifully maintained. This home was part of the Wright Foundation all day tour. See separate review. Our guides were excellent and as we visited the home on a day normally closed to the public, our small group could enjoy it without crowds or noise. The home is nestled into the Campus of the University of Chicago. It contains many period... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently this is a famous design that revolutionized the architecture industry but we did not get to go in so we do not have any additional information.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! This was really worth the trip to the South side (which was an easy trip). We purchased tickets online in advance, which allows you to pick your tour time and ensures there are spaces for you on the tour. Beautiful. The tour was really great--you start outside the house and then see most of the home's interior. The guide... More 

Thank brmusicman
Joinville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfull construction amazingly conserved by the local University. It is a little bit out of the normal route of visits at Chicago, however it is a nice spot when passing by the Museum of Science and Technology.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For architectural enthusiasts or anyone that enjoys touring homes, this needs to be at the top of the list when in the Hyde Park neighborhood of the windy city. Mastermind!! Hope you make it soon!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It is located in the nice neighborhood (University of Chicago) and it can be very busy around but usually I can find nearby parking on the street. It is also good to stop by the gift shop. Always something nice I can find here for gifts.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I'm not a Frank Lloyd Wright acolyte, but I appreciate great design. This is an opportunity see genius up close. Comparing this house with the work of other famous, celebrity, and ostentatious architects is quite instructive. When you are in this house, I recommend thinking about whether you could actually live here or visit repeatedly. Now try that same thought... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The tour had just started, but we were allowed to be added. The tour guide was very informative! Being so close to the University of Chicago was nice. We took Public Transportation bus from the Printer's Row area in downtown Chicago and had to walk about 10 minutes to ROBIE house from the stop. Still worth the walk. The store... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

we did a tour of this home while on a bus tour great history and wonderful home built by Frank Lloyd Wright

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If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.