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Address: 450 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-246-4821
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Tue 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: Built for a prominent merchant in 1908, this prairie-style house designed...
Built for a prominent merchant in 1908, this prairie-style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is located in the elegant Heritage Hill district, where over 60 architectural styles are represented.
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Impressive Frank Lloyd Wright home

The tour begins with an informative video about the history and restoration of the home. The docents are very knowledgeable and informative. The restoration is beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The tour begins with an informative video about the history and restoration of the home. The docents are very knowledgeable and informative. The restoration is beautiful and impressive--especially after learning about each part of the home was researched and painstakingly restored as close to its original condition as possible. The tour is also FREE! What a bargain for the privilege... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I am a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and try to see his work when it is in the area that I am in. I enjoyed this home and enjoyed seeing how Steelcase has put so much effort into bringing it back up to its formor glory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Well preserved and maintained. An excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright's work. Nice gift shop too.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Touring this house is like stepping into the past. It is so tastefully done by bringing it as close to the original that you can't help feeling that FLR may walk in anytime. This house is a real treasure to Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

How could I have lived in Grand Rapids most of my life and not gone to the Meyer May house. I knew so little about it that I thought "Meyer May" was two last names. My family drove all the way to Pennsylvania to see two Frank Lloyd Wright homes before we went to this one in our own back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love his brilliance in architecture, his color selections, his style of furniture, and the traffic pattern of this house. I have been there 4 times with friends. I am in awe each time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went in Nov. 2014 with out of town guests. Very personalize tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. We had a group of only 6 people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very well preserved Frank Lloyd Wright home. Interesting guided tours and a short film that explains the restoration process

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visit starts with a video describing the history of the Meyer May House and Frank Lloyd Wright. The docent did an outstanding job describing the architecture and the design intent. The detailed preservation/restoration of the home is impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have been in few F.L.W. houses and this is one of the best restored and most originally presented. Throw in the fact that the tours are free, yup free, this is the best way to spend a couple of hours.

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