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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 #19 of 48 attractions in Madison
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Went there for a harp recital, but got greeted by a winter solstice pagan festival. Great building, horrible theology.

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Madison, WI
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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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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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Dixon, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were fortunate to get a personal tour after the 9 a.m. Sunday service. It should be noted that most services are held in a new "Wright inspired" addition, which is unique and notable itself. Wright's original auditorium seats only 200; while the new auditorium can handle 500. Our tour lasted about an hour and was quite educational and memorable.

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madison, wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stunning architecture with its blend of stone, wood, copper and glass. A new addition was put on two years ago to accommodate what is now the largest gathering of Unitarians in the country. Wonderful and unique choral music and musicians. Services are exilerating and thought-provoking.

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Chicago
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

One of the most influential church designs of the 20th century. It has a new addition that is beautifully sited and doesn't impact the original mid-20th century building.

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