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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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Portland OR
19 reviews 19 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were visiting the Oregon Gardens on Saturday and decided to stop by the Gordon House. It looks very interesting from the outside. There is a lot of glass, so you can see a lot on the ground floor just by peering in. However, it would have been nice to get inside, and in fact, the sign... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Gordon house is the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oregon. It is a very interesting story on how Mr. Wright worked with the Gordons to design the house at the advanced age of 88. The house itself is pretty small and while you are welcome to wander the house after the tour you most likely will not feel... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For any fan of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, I recommend a visit to the Gordon House. The format for touring has changed over the years but any opportunity to see Oregon's only example of Wright's work is not to be missed. It's all about the details. His work, as demonstrated here, is all about space utilization and simplicity... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Please see my review under Oregon Garden. Did not know there was a separate entry for The Gordon House.

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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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