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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 #17 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Sarasota, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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