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B. Harley Bradley House

Address: 701 S. Harrison Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone Number: 815.936.9630
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Kankakee
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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Kankakee, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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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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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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