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First Unitarian Meeting House of Madison

900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53705-2298
608-233-9774
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Ranked #13 of 52 attractions in Madison
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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chicagoland, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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248 reviews 248 reviews
98 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Madison, WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Not only is this building, which is located in the Village of Shorewood Hills, an architectural icon, but the recent addition is a model of sustainability and sensitivity. The addition blends into the original Frank Lloyd Wright building in the best way - it is unobtrusive from the entry area, and invisible when one is looking at the "ship's prow"... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Wow. The history and background is stunning. I was surprised by how warm evreybody was on the tour. The Wright information was powerful. Highly reccomend.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are a Wright aficionado, this is a must-visit. The building was recently renovated and is in excellent condition. I am a member of this church, and while the building is not why, it is a fantastic thing to see in Madison. The new addition to the meeting house is LEED certified and one of the most green buildings... More

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We have quite a few Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Racine so we wanted to see this one. It is typical FLW fashion-neat 70's style. Check it out just because it's different. Just drive by.

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Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Only go if you want to see one of the FLW buildings in Madison. It's a classic representation, with a new, ugly addition.

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Scotland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The tour guide was a church member and liked the church. The new addition we toured through also was interesting to see and hear about the uses etc.

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