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The Frank House

2010 University Drive, Kearney, NE
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Kearney
Type: Historic Sites
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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167 reviews 167 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I love old house and buildings. This place filled the bill. The gentleman at the house was very informative and provided us with a great tour. This is an 1880s house that cost around $42000 during time when the normal house cost around $2000. This house had a finished basement. Yes, that's right, a finished basement. Most houses during this... More

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tucson az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a large, elegant Victorian home right on the college campus. They give a guided tour with lots of info about the home and about the owner/builder. Poor mr frank lost it after only five years due to financial reversals.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Well kept home, beautiful tiles in the house and pretty and peaceful grounds near college campus, interesting tour. Decorated for holidays.

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Coulee Dam, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The instant I saw the window I knew it was by Tiffany, ten foot tall Tiffany stained glass window is absolutely beautiful! The Frank House is free to tour and the window alone makes it a worthwhile stop but if you are a woodwork hound then the house is full of treasures to discover. Th workmanship is exquisite. Restoration is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We spent a couple of hours here today. The young man who served as our tour guide was simple awesome. His name was Brian Whetstone. He is a local high school student, but he is one of the most knowledgeable tour guides I have ever encountered. He answered all of our questions and gave us lots of information about the... More

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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Built in the 1880's, it is the first house west of the Mississippi tohave both plumbing and electricity. Its many fireplaces feature Austrian tiles of many colors. Some artifacts in the home (marked with red ribbons) are original possessions of the Frank family. Mr. Frank had previously built mansions in Corning, Iowa, and Warsaw, New York. The Corning house was... More

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Boulder, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a grand house built in the late 1800's with plumbing and electricity. The builder was a local developer who helped bring electrification to the entire community through a canal system that provided hydrolelectric power. The house is grand and the tour guides were excellent. Beautiful wood carving throughout the house as well as a large Tiffany stained glass... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is the most gorgeous house. This is the 3rd mansion Mr Frank built before he went bankrupt during the depression. The rooms & furnishing are fabulous. You HAVE to see it to believe it. They are renevating it back to it's original & are doing it all on just donations. So they need our help. This is a 3... More

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