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Address: 701 S. Harrison Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone Number: 815.936.9630
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This house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1905. It is credited to be the first prairie house he designed. It is beautiful!! If you are ever in the area and have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
James M
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Kankakee< IL, United States
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Kankakee< IL, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1905. It is credited to be the first prairie house he designed. It is beautiful!! If you are ever in the area and have time and take it to her you will be amazed at her story over the years and her survival into this century.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We came late in the day but Laura still gave us the tour. We had a wonderful time. She answered every question we could throw at her. It was very interesting. The house was gorgeous of course but Laura made the tour special. If you're interested in the history of one of FLW's home, this will be a treat. Ask... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Well worth the trip, the docent was thorough without being tedious. One of the best wright homes I've seen.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This house is where Wright began his designs (1900) that became know as the Prairie Style. It should rank along side the Robie House which was the last house designed by Wright in the Prairie Style. The beautiful quarter-sawn oak woodwork throughout the house is more beautiful than that of the Robie House. This is because Wright personally was involved... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

A wonderful, unexpected journey back in time! The tour guide stayed later to give us a full tour! She was extremely knowledgeable and probably the BEST tour guide we have ever experienced! She knew how to hold our attention and the way she spoke about the house was as if we were listening to a former owner tell about the... More 

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Bourbonnais
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is a Frank Lloyd Wright home with Carriage house. Beautiful. When I was in high school, it was a fancy restaurant we would take our dates for special occasions. It has been through a lot - been used for business offices for a while - had a fire - been nicely restored - changed owners many times - but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There are not that many Frank Lloyd Wright homes and this one is right on the river. It gives you a real sense of how the families lived. It is also available for events which would be very unique.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The house is located on a very pretty lawned bank of the Kankakee River. This is one of Mr Wrights earliest works, but it includes all of his most important ideas. It rises out of the river bank, quite solid, but also transparent and light. The building has been lovingly restored. The rooms are sparsely furnished as the community owners... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fantastic renovation and beautifully done. Docents lead you through the various rooms of the house and history comes alive. Make a point to find this hidden gem along the Kankakee River.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Frank Lloyd Wright Bradley home in Kankakee Illinois on August 13th. The home built in 1900 is a wonderful example of Wright's prairie style. The home has been restored to its 1900 look & its supporters continue to try & bring the house to its former glory. It is a treat for anyone who enjoys examples of Mr... More 

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