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Address: 701 S. Harrison Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone Number: 815.936.9630
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MAGNIFICENT ARCHITECTURE !

I love old houses, and the Bradley House is one of the most interesting I have seen. This early 20th century home was designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Don L
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Kankakee, Illinois, United States
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Kankakee, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love old houses, and the Bradley House is one of the most interesting I have seen. This early 20th century home was designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and is situated on the Kankakee River in the Riverview Historic District of Kankakee, Illinois. If you're a fan of the "prairie-style" architecture which Wright was known for, you will... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had the distinct pleasure of encountering this unknown treasure as a part of the annual Wright Plus weekend. The building is a spectacular find for any architecture enthusiast, and the docents are a phenomenal addition to the experience. I cannot imagine a more delightful afternoon.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The beautiful riverside site of this house combined with the lines of the exterior and the banded art-glass windows combine to make a stunning on the exterior. The interior restoration is still a work in progress, but one gets a sense of the Wright-designed spaces and the beginnings of the elements that typify the Prairie style. None of the original... More 

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Kankakee, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright designed home with a history. Tour was interesting and informative. Nice reasonably priced gift shop on property with friendly, helpful staff. Toured with family and they enjoyed as well.

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Hanover, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband and I were staying in Kankakee for a night on our trip down south. I wanted to tour a Frank Lloyd Wright house and this one offered one hour tours in the afternoon that we were there. Cost is $15.00 each which helps maintain the home and pay the mortgage. The tour guide was friendly and informative. I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Decided to take a detour on my way to Chicago and arrived just in time for the last tour of the day. The tour covered the entire mostly restored house which has many cool It also included much interesting history of the family that it was built for. Our docent was very knowledgelable as was a young aspiring architect who... More 

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Kankakee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Kankakee is unique in that it holds one of the best of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes. Although this house may not be on everyone's top list among his unique designs, anyone touring the home and its setting must agree that it offers a beautiful and homey atmosphere for family life. Also, besides being meticulously restored, the house carries... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I attempted contacting the house organization several times prior to my planned trip to Kankakee to arrange a tour. I never reached a real person despite calling during open hours. I left approximately 4 voicemails over a period of months. None were returned.

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Straz, Public Relations Manager at B. Harley Bradley House, responded to this review

From Rick M, Board President. We're surprised that calls during open hours were not answered as there are at least two volunteers during scheduled tour times. At other times the part-time Director is the only staff available. He recognized your name and recalls leaving a voicemail response. we are sorry that did not connect. Thank you for this alert. The... More 

St. Louis MO
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was my second visit to the Bradley house but it was a lot more comprehensive than the first visit. Out docent Laura, was very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about this house, not just the architecture but the history of the house as far the families and chronology were concerned. The Bradley house is tucked away in a beautiful neighborhood... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited the Bradley house and took a one hour tour. The docent was very knowledgeable and the tour was very worthwhile. The house is beautifully restored and one of the most beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright homes we have visited.We learned the home was built in 1900 and is the first prairie style home that Wright designed. There is also... More 

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