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Robie House

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Address: 5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1698
Phone Number: +1 312-994-4000
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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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outstanding piece of early 20th century architecture

the guided tour of this extraordinary house gives an excellent insight into the life and work of its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. the guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Caroline Q
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very excited to see and tour this FLW home in Chicago. The tour itself was as expected with a thorough walk around and through this beautiful home and included all pertinent information. The guide seemed a little overwhelmed at the size of our group (which was assembled by their own staff) I am all for rules and regulations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the guided tour of this extraordinary house gives an excellent insight into the life and work of its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. the guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just visited the Robie House today as part of the Wright Around Chicago Bus Tour and I have to say that it is by one of my favorite FLW houses (Kentuck Knob is my fav thus far). Yes the house is in the process of being renovated and thus does not have much in the way of furniture in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Revolutionary house design that gave birth to the 'praerie' style. The hour long tour introduces the technical and artistic achievements of Frank Lloyd Wright, while you take in the gorgeous art glass windows and heavenly proportions of this home. Built to swank, it might seem a little modest by today's standards. I'd move in tomorrow!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most iconic prairie school house. A joy for the eye. The mood and concept of the prairie school and great architecture in general is pervasive and is felt in every part of the house. The concepts and execution of the style can be best understood in a visit here. The house had been neglected for many years and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Robie House is simply gorgeous, and offers locals and visitors a wonderful look at the best of Wright's work in an easily-accessible location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing that this house was built as long ago as 1909,it still looks very modern. Lloyd Wright at his best. Nicely guided tour and good shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As FLW afficianados, my husband and I have wanted to see Robie House and finally had the opportunity to do it on Labor Day. There was minimal traffic in the area and easy parking on the street nearby. We were surprised to learn that the Robies actually lived in the house just a few years. Incredibly smart design for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour takes about an hour and you learn some very interesting facts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ideas for that time. The childrens room, the rooms reflecting nice outside light coming in. Smooth lines. Unfortunately the story we heard that Nickerson was left with a tremendous debt made by his parents and all went down hill 😟. But the house is interesting for new comer architectural students. There was no furniture on display so it took... More 

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