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Meyer May House

450 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-246-4821
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Ranked #2 of 37 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: When the furniture manufacturer Steelcase purchased the Meyer May House it had been rented for some years; the roof was sagging, and it was in need... more »
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Allendale, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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Ottawa il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Meyer May house is undoubtedly the best example of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. It' s only that way because Steelcase poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into its restoration. The home as it stands today,probably looks like it did when the Meyers moved in. It 's been meticulously restored down to the smallest light fixture. The docents... More

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Waubaushene, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Beautifully restored and free to tour. Great tour by informative volunteers with a number of original pieces of furniture designed by wright.

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We took a break from artprize to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright house. The tour starts in the visitors center with a video about the renovation. Then, we went around the house and stopped in each room. Our guide, Eric, has been working for steelcase since the renovation. I'm not sure how involved he was but he knew a lot... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My mother was visiting from FL and we had a wonderful time visiting Meyer May House. We even sent my father and husband and a few days later. Be prepared that the introductory film is 30-40 minutes, but it's an amazing restoration story. And free! Highly recommend.

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Gentofte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Meyer May house is one of the things you need to see when in Grand Rapids. The house is so true-to-the-spirit restored and you feel in a different century and life-style. And its free ! First time we went we were turned away cause a bus-load of tourists had suddenly appeared. So it makes sense to call ahead and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had a private tour and dinner as part of a Steelcase trip. The building is wonderfully restored, with seemingly every detail accounted for. They had original light switches, restored or reproduced furniture, and of course all the lovely windows. It was surreal to be able to walk around, sit on chairs, and touch everything (I'm not sure how a normal... More

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Middleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A visit to the Meyer May house is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. I have visited several times and still enjoy going back. The restoration of the house was first class done by Steelcase Corporation. The film shown before the house tour is excellent too and shows how the house was painstakingly restored. A visit here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great example of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Years ago, I took my teen age kids who complained right up until we got there, and then they were attentive, and interested in everything the tour guide shared with us.

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Mahwah NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tour was okay...guides were very informative. Very quick tour....it was only a two-level house. It was very good though. Schedule this tour in with other stuff you want to do in Grand Rapids.

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