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“Nice Usonian Home”

Weltzheimer/Johnson House Frank Lloyd Wright Building
Williamsville
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302 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Nice Usonian Home”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

If you have any interest in architecture or Frank Lloyd Wright, this is definitely worth a visit. The place is operated by Oberlin College and is open only two days per month - the first and third Sundays. The living area is relatively spacious and comfortable. The bedrooms are small. They allow interior photography. This is not my favorite Wright Usonian home, but it's still worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Small but interesting”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

My family went on 2 different tours here with 2 different tour guides and got 2 completely different experiences. The house is definitely worth seeing. It's small, but the entrance fee is only $5, and seeing how FLW fit everything into the small footprint is part of the experience.

Visited May 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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611 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“A Modest FLW Effort”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

If you are in the Oberlin area on the one afternoon a month this house is open, it is certainly worth stopping by. But it is probably not worth a special trip. The house is modest by Wright standards and has been modified somewhat over the years from the original design. But it gives you the Wright general style, and a few nice details. The staff gives a nice history of the building over the years. We threw some money in the box when we left, but they were not actively collecting the $5/person entry fee when we visited.

Hint: The house is located towards the SouthWest fringe of town, so use your GPS to find it or stop by the Allen Art Museum to get a map.

Visited June 2012
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Oberlin, Ohio
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10 reviews
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“interesting”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

it was an okay experience...especially to see a home that was designed so long ago and to observe the architecture.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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“a must in oberlin”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Any fan of FLW will love this too! A small example of his work. Lovingly cared for by Oberlin College

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