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Meyer May House

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Address: 450 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-246-4821
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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A look into history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
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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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Indiana
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Easton, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Reading the name "Meyer May House" several times, I didn't realize this was a FLW house. I finally looked into it after looking for a last minute activity and the fact that it was so highly rated. We were not disappointing! Even my 15 yr old hard-to-impress daughter enjoyed it. The docents were friendly and really know their stuff. The... More 

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Michigan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright - or just interested in architecture or history in general - you should not miss this home! Steelcase Corporation is to be commended for the meticulous restoration of this architectual gem. Equally amazing is that admission is free! The tour begins with a brief film that details the history of the... More 

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Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Steelcase has done a beautiful job restoring the house to its original charm. The docents are passionate about sharing the history, snd unique features.

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