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Meyer May House

Address: 450 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-246-4821
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built for a prominent merchant in 1908, this prairie-style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Clarkston, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wife and I both loved our visit -- my wife, not typically a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, was surprised how much she enjoyed it. Nice way to spend an afternoon inside from the Grand Rapids cold. Guide was enthusiastic and held our attention, gave plenty of story and room to take pictures and build our appreciation for what we... More 

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Kentwood, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ive actually performed quite a bit of work on this Frank Lloyd classic. Private tours are available and the house is amazing. One hour or so is all that's necessary.

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Diego Martin, Trinidad
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was fortunate to have a private tour led by the House's senior docent. The restoration was an incredible undertaking by Steelcase. The design of the house is a prime example of Wright's Prairie Style.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great example of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural genius. Beautifully maintained, and best of all it is free!

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Allendale, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A beautiful masterpiece of Frank Lloyd Wright which has been perfectly restored, thanks to Steelcase.No entrance fee at all, and there was also a very informative and interesting video about how the house got restored during the house tour.

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