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Robie House

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Address: 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone Number: +1 312-994-4000
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The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of...

The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. It was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture. Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance. Public tours are available Thursday - Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Social events and family programs are hosted on weekends throughout the year. Robie House is also available for facility rentals and special events. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website to learn more.

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If you're remotely interested in architecture, you have to go to the Robie house because it is so unique and wonderful. They have much of the original furniture (designed to go... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're remotely interested in architecture, you have to go to the Robie house because it is so unique and wonderful. They have much of the original furniture (designed to go with the house) and they have great tours. I've been meaning to return because my last time was a few years ago and they have since renovated another floor,... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is a few miles from downtown Chicago but worth the trip. The building was still undergoing restoration when we were there, and many of the furnishings have been removed (hopefully, to be "loaned back" or reproduced someday), but it is still incredible to learn about Wright's uncompromising marriage of form and function. When compared to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't expect the glitz of a Vanderbilt mansion. This is calm, warm, and organized. It feels modern, yet historic.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love this place! After reading the Blue Balliet books with my kids visiting this house in person was fantastic! Then a quick walk to Powell's to finish off the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour guides very knowledgeable, house in great condition after renovations, no pictures allowed inside house unless u pay $5 per person, good gift shop....very close to university of Chicago

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great example of FLW Prairie style but still missing all the interior furniture. To see a five star FLW, go to the Dana house in Springfield. Complete furniture and great film about Wrights life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great house and great tour from FLW foundation folks. This is the best of all the prairie houses and it's hard to believe it was built in 1909!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful Frank Lloyd Wright home. Beautiful brick construction outside. Lovely open and light filled spaces inside. Art glass windows, carpets made to order with different FLW designs representing the house in each room. See the maids quarters and the kitchen where they worked. Doors to the house hidden from the street. A three car garage (in 1909!)

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The house is great, obviously. It would've been a dream to live in. The renovation is impressive, and hearing about the history of the house, and why it needs extensive renovation, was fascinating. But there things that may have made it a better experience. Some visitors were very disrespectful. Although it is stressed several times to not touch anything, many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is a masterful example of Prairie style architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Chicago. Our guide was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the house, furnishings, the family and F.L.Wright. Allow time to visit the campus.

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