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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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St. Louis MO
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Kankakee, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great example of Wright's work - First Prairie Style Home - restored back to original state - beautiful for an event or party or wedding! In nice part of Kankakee and great view of the River for the second floor- tour is very well done and great bargain- around $12 per person - Very Nice Gift Shop with one of... More

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Kankakee, Illinois
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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
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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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18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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