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First Unitarian Meeting House of Madison

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Address: 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53705-2298
Phone Number: 608-233-9774
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Very interesting architecture.

My mom and I didn't actually go inside because you're supposed to call ahead and make sure there aren't any church happenings, which we didn't. We walked around the outside... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My mom and I didn't actually go inside because you're supposed to call ahead and make sure there aren't any church happenings, which we didn't. We walked around the outside though and marveled at Frank Lloyd Wright's work.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When my sister and I heard about this Frank Lloyd Wright designed church in Madison, on a FLW pilgrimage, we knew we needed to go. This was close to the college campus and we just stopped by around 4:30 pm to look around. You can arrange a group tour if you plan ahead because they need to be purchased 2... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Check out original Bldg. and recent addition; Tours are well worth the time--just check out the details of same

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We noticed this structure from a higher floor of the UW Hospital while a patient. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that the Unitarian Church, which is an ongoing concern, made available a docent twice a day. The road to recovery included a visit on our final day in Madison. We were very pleased with our knowledgable and... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was in a group that visited this Frank Lloyd Wright designed meeting house and a very nice volunteer took us around. We had a chance to take photographs both inside and outside the building and also to see the new addition which compliments what FLW designed It is a lovely site and worth visiting. There is no "gift shop"... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A classic example of Wright's genius in design - soaring and open. Well worth the visit when in Madison.

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chicagoland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I arrived about 30 min. before tour time and was greeted by a very accommodating woman who, I believe, is a secretary for the facility. She explained that the guide would be arriving shortly and we had a short chat, during which I mentioned that I am a docent at an out-of-state Frank Lloyd Wright tour site. She encouraged me... More 

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Wantagh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a great tour. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about Frank Lloyd Wright and the building is fascinating. You get to see the entire building and become an expert on Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Since the tour we undertook from Australia concentrated on the life and work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, it's hardly surprising that we loved his Unitarian Meeting House. But the new section really impressed us, too. So much light and space. I think FLW would approve!

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited the Unitarian Meeting House to see the FLW designed church. The First Unitarian complex has much more to offer. Our guide, Shirley, was very welcoming and has an incredible knowledge and understanding of the buildings from being a member of the congregation for over 60 years. She explained the kitchen, having prepared thousands of meals from its' counters.... More 

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