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The Gordon House

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Address: 869 West Main, Silverton, OR 97381
Phone Number: 503 874 6006
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Right time for a Wright House

If you live in the NW or are visiting the area, it is a rare opportunity to see a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home that has been perfectly restored. Fascinating history of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hillsboro
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Hillsboro
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you live in the NW or are visiting the area, it is a rare opportunity to see a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home that has been perfectly restored. Fascinating history of the house and it's move from the Portland area.

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Eugene, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The tour was about an hour long. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. It was exciting to be in this small Frank Lloyd Wright home. I would suggest keeping valuables out of sight. When we were leaving a family had their van broken into and things were stolen.

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Los Osos, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oregon, this one is well worth a tour. Beautifully restored downstairs, with all original upstairs--gives a great feeling of having been lived in. Tour guides provide insights into Wright's design philosophies and obsessions, which can then be seen in practice. Reservations required. Very close to the Oregon Garden Resort motel.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a great visit to the Gordon House. My son is interested in Architecture and that is why we made the trip to see the house. It was interesting and the tour guide was nice. We had also planned to visit the gardens while were there but it was a rainy day . It is a bit out of... More 

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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright designed only one house in Oregon, the Gordon House in Silverton. It's a short drive from Salem and well worth visiting at any time of the year. The house is stunning and tour guides are most informative. The house was moved to it's present location block by block, and a most interesting video which documents the move... More 

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Cottonwood
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18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a treat! What a gem to have this historic house, now a museum, as part of the Oregon Gardens. The house is a piece of art with a very interesting story behind it. I highly recommend a tour The Gordon House, especially if you have any interest in architecture or engineering. As a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright this... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If in the area make this a priority, even if you are not an architecture historian. You will learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and his wonderful attention to detail and utility. Our guide was knowledgeable and welcoming; answering questions clearly and happily.

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Escondido CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Gordon House is located just outside Silverton adjacent to the Oregon Garden and Resort. You must make advance arrangements (in the morning for the same afternoon in our case) to tour the house, but it is well worth the $20. Built by Wright for a gentleman rancher on the Willamette River, it was moved by a conservancy organization to... More 

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California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The house was very interesting as a fine example of the brilliance of the man. The docent was very knowledgeable and happily answered everyone's questions.

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Renton, Washington
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Gordon House is the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oregon. In 1956 Conrad and Evelyn Gordon commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a house for their farm on the Willamette River in Wilsonville, Oregon. Construction was completed in 1964 after the death of Wright so he never had the chance to visit the finished house and design furniture... More 

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