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B. Harley Bradley House

701 S. Harrison Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
815.936.9630
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Kankakee
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Kankakee, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I'm not a huge Wright aficionado, but it is a nice place to see. I'm not really giving the house a three-star rating, it has to do with it being in Kankakee. I'm not really sure I would make a special trip just to see it. That being said, I have known people who (as part of a Wright tour)... More

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our lawyer use to have his office here but now they host artist exhibits and I believe you can get a tour of the house. Well worth going to see if you love seeing architect from days gone by.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

For those of you in the Chicagoland area who only associate the name Frank Lloyd Wright with Parks (both Oak and Hyde), the B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee is a great way to get acquainted with the architectural great. Kankakee's downtown area neighbors the Riverview Historic District (where the Bradley House is located), and a solid afternoon can be... More

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kankakee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The wright home is a must see. we stayed a Riverview Guest house b&b around the corner, which is in Riverview Historic District.

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Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Restored Frank Lloyd Wright house built in 1900 and still looks fresh and livable today. As other reviewers have pointed out, there is little original furniture but the house itself has been well restored. Quite an achievement for this town since the carraige house to this home was slated for demolition just a few years ago. For travelers, it is... More

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hortgirl
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This home has been lovingly restored, with Conservancy guidelines met. The location is a pleasant residential corner on the Kankakee River, with ample parking.There are a number of original pieces of furniture in the home, but some rooms contain stridently misplaced office furniture and pieces from the home's days as a restaurant. In all it is well worth viewing. Be... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Wow what a beautiful FLW home! My mom and I were the only two on the tour! I am so glad that this home was restored and now open to the public. Our guide was knowledgeable and clearly had a passion for FLW architecture and the house. He drives from Chicago once a month to give tours and spend time... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Having been to so many of his homes nationwide I can say that this early example of his architecture shows so much of the ideas that were developing in Wright's mind in the time period of its development. Try to check out the calender of events before making a visit and enjoy the river view.

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Indianapolis
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Overlooking the Kankakee River, this 1900 house is in a well landscaped old neighborhood, easily accessible with unhurried tours. Good investments in refurb and low key improvements. Interesting blend of Wright's characteristic features with late Victorian floor plan. Nice roomy gift shop and local docents very "into" their subject in a non-snooty way. The most welcoming Wright home thus far.... More

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Nr Chicago, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright lovers must add this to their list! The house has been open to the public only a couple of years and is wonderfully restored, back to the original (unusual) colors. I've seen a number of FLW houses and believe that this one is unusual for its time (1900). The house itself is large and some of the... More

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