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Robie House

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Address: 5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1698
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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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What a great place to tour

I have loved Frank Lloyd Wright's design for many years, so it was a treat to see the Robie House! Our tour guide was so informative and such a great speaker. She is 91 and you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have loved Frank Lloyd Wright's design for many years, so it was a treat to see the Robie House! Our tour guide was so informative and such a great speaker. She is 91 and you would never guess it. The folks in the gift shop we so helpful and we found many treasures to buy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and intricate detail in all the wood. Beautiful even compared to today's standards. The house looks large from the outside and inside it was surprisingly choppy upstairs low ceilings. Either way the home is lovely.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

US National Historic Landmark on the University of Chicago campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood. It is one of Wright's examples of his Prairie School style of architecture. It was built for Frederick C. Robie and completed in 1910. Must see sight on any trip to Hyde Park and the U of C.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't be disappointed! Super beautiful, interesting home that shows Wright at the maturation of his Prairie style!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is a little outside of Chicago on a college campus with limited visiting hours. Besides all of that, this is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took this tour the same day I visited the FLW home and studio. It was a great way to end the day. I've seen quite a few FLW houses and this one was pretty impressive. The tour guide was really knowledgable and it was nice to hear the backstory of the original owner and how the house came to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the University of Chicago, this Frank Lloyd Wright gem evokes the American ethos during the early part of the 20th Century. Note the integration of the home's furniture with the homes architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Chicago only for a few days but wanted to tour at least one significant FLW structure. We purchased tickets in advance and rode the train in from downtown, since we didn't have a vehicle of our own and didn't feel like taking a taxi or Uber. The structure is very open on the outside, (not behind any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located about 30 minutes outside of Chicago on the University campus. The home is very interesting and is furnished. The light fixtures and windows are exceptional. It is well worth the trip to see this FLW home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

One of Wright's masterpieces! The queen of his prairie style. A must see for architects, students and fans of the master.

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If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.
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