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The Gordon House

869 West Main, Silverton, OR 97381
503 874 6006
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Silverton
Type: Historic Sites
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Being from Chicago we have seen many of Mr Wrights designs. This was our first look at his Usonian design. Very typical Wright design, geometric shapes all with a strong sense of order. Much of the furniture is built in so it remained with the house. As with Wrights other homes this was built for a specific site looking over... More

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Santa Rosa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Were visiting Oregon Gardens and really wanted to see this house. Unfortunately, were not able to get inside but exterior is in and of itself a fantastic experience. The detail and lines of the home of exquisite.

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Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The tour was $15 and worth every penny. The Gordon House was moved from another location at one point. It is an awesome setting very near Silverton, Oregon, among native trees and the orientation of the house is exactly as originally planned. The guide is knowledgeable and answers any questions. You have to take your shoes off, so bring an... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having recently visited Fallingwater over Memorial day weekend, we couldn't not visit this Wright home just a short drive away from Portland. Luckily on Jun 21, 2014, it was an open house day in celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright's June birthday. We were greeted by very knowledgeable and helpful guides who answered our every question re: the home. There was... More

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My first trip to the Portland area. I visited Oregon Gardens and then discovered the Gordon House, Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian house model was celebrating his birthday. As an architectural buff, I love touring homes but this was more than a tour. Through the friendly and informative guide Mr. Wright came to life as she told us about his life,... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wright is so familiar but he always has a surprise. This is a pared down Usonian house but I loved every detail and the docent-led tour was very informative. I got goose bumps when he said it was almost torn down.

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Central Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had hoped to visit the Gordon House, with its fascinating look at a Frank Lloyd Wright design and 1950's lifestyle/furnishings. A previous visit reflected a step back in time to an upper-middle class sensibility and life style, and this house represents a high standard compared to other Wright houses. The guide is well-informed and can point out or explain... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

As a Wright fan, I couldn't miss seeing the Gordon House. Despite my time restraints, I was able to wander around the exterior before opening, as suggested by a Siverton local. I started by wandering the grounds from afar and then moved in closer. You can look in the windows and see the main floor which gives you a good... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the few examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian architecture that remains open to the public. Be sure to call ahead an reserve a spot on the guided tour so that you'll have access to the full house. Well worth the admission fee.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Not many of these houses around today. This one is a wonderful example with terrific guides. A fantastic tour with all kinds of information about the owners of the house and about Frank Lloyd Wright. Very worth making the stop, even going out of your way to see this. Be sure to visit the Oregon Garden while you're there.

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