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Address: 701 S. Harrison Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone Number: 815.936.9630
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Beautiful old Frank Lloyd Wright Home

It is a Frank Lloyd Wright home with Carriage house. Beautiful. When I was in high school, it was a fancy restaurant we would take our dates for special occasions. It has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Bourbonnais
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is a Frank Lloyd Wright home with Carriage house. Beautiful. When I was in high school, it was a fancy restaurant we would take our dates for special occasions. It has been through a lot - been used for business offices for a while - had a fire - been nicely restored - changed owners many times - but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There are not that many Frank Lloyd Wright homes and this one is right on the river. It gives you a real sense of how the families lived. It is also available for events which would be very unique.

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Thank sleepy2015
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The house is located on a very pretty lawned bank of the Kankakee River. This is one of Mr Wrights earliest works, but it includes all of his most important ideas. It rises out of the river bank, quite solid, but also transparent and light. The building has been lovingly restored. The rooms are sparsely furnished as the community owners... More 

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Thank theheadland
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fantastic renovation and beautifully done. Docents lead you through the various rooms of the house and history comes alive. Make a point to find this hidden gem along the Kankakee River.

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Thank CharlotteDayTripper
Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Frank Lloyd Wright Bradley home in Kankakee Illinois on August 13th. The home built in 1900 is a wonderful example of Wright's prairie style. The home has been restored to its 1900 look & its supporters continue to try & bring the house to its former glory. It is a treat for anyone who enjoys examples of Mr... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have visited Wright's Oak Park studio several times but it does not compare to the stunning Bradley house. Thank you to docent Laura for the phenomenal tour in May. Our party went to Bradley House after visiting Kankakee Communit College. We could not stop talking about this amazing property. BEAUTIFUL

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Thank naper-reviewer
Kankakee, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Thank Don L
Chicago, Illinois
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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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Thank Laura O
Kankakee, Illinois
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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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