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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, Cultural
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Escondido CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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Portland OR
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19 reviews 19 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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Oregon
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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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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