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Lovely home

The Frank Lloyd Wright house us great, right on the water so mak ed sure you walk around the side... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sleepy2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Informative in-depth tour

My wife and I arranged for an off-schedule tour through the website. When we arrived, we were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
C1437BFpeters
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Buffalo, New York
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All reviews frank lloyd wright prairie style gift shop kankakee river open to the public hour tour our tour guide stained glass well worth the trip previous owners few years sleeping porch original design chicago area next door flw laura
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Frank Lloyd Wright house us great, right on the water so mak ed sure you walk around the side grounds to see that perspective they have a lively gift shop. I believe the house is still open to rent for events. Super cool

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I arranged for an off-schedule tour through the website. When we arrived, we were greeted by name by the executive director, who also gave us the tour. She provided both Wright/client information and great local information about the various owners of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

I used to deliver news papers to this home in the 1950's when the complex was used as the "Dodson Bird House". The Carriage House was used to build the bird houses. The houses were hugs. Capable of housing 100's of birds. The Dodson's lived...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

We took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bradley house. It was a feast for the eyes! Situated on the Kankakee River, it preserves and informs us of Wright’s design as he looked out over that Prairie site many years ago. There was no development then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I came to know about this Frank Loyd house when I was reading online about 'doors open illinois' event across the Chicago area. I decided to drive one week end to Kankakee just to visit this house and it was so worth it. Fee of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Yesterday, my husband & I discovered an area in Kankakee that we have never visited before, the Riverview area, & it is filled with beautiful old homes, many on the riverfront. Two of these old beauties are Frank Lloyd Wright homes, one privately owned and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

My friend and I went on this tour and enjoyed it very much! The tour guide was well informed. A facinating house filled with many historic antiques! The house was full of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture everywhere. A very gifted man! And the gardens were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

This is considered to be the first prairie style house that Wright designed. It is well worth the trip. Only an hour south of Chicago. The staff and tour guides are excellent. We are lucky that this house is open to the public.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Straz, Board President at B. Harley Bradley House, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Many thanks for taking time to send your favorable review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. We really appreciate your positive comments about our volunteer staff and guides. Norm Strasma, Board President

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Frank Lloyd Wright was a fantastic designer -- this home in Kankakee is a phenomenal rendering of his design -- it's beautiful -- take a walk through it -- it sends you back in time

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 1jeepett
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Frank Lloyd Wright was an interesting fellow, and what an interesting house! I would recommend the tour to anyone, but especially if you're into architecture.

Date of experience: April 2018
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If you check the house website (Google), there is information on the tours. Basically, they are at 12, 1, 2 & 3 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for $17, $5 more if you want to take pictures, with a special "in-depth" tour... More
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