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Address: 701 S Harrison Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-5109
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+1 815-936-9630

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The Wright Place to be in Kankakee

Lived in Chicagoland all my life and never knew this beautiful home was only an hour away. All of the workers there were helpful, and cheery. The home was in excellent shape... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
DaveMSee
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lived in Chicagoland all my life and never knew this beautiful home was only an hour away. All of the workers there were helpful, and cheery. The home was in excellent shape, but as our tour docent noted, much of the original furniture was no longer there, though it did very little to detract from the experience. Also, the home... More 

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Manteno, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Kankakee area and have even a passing interest in Frank Lloyd Wright's "Prairie Style," this is a must see. Docent was very knowledgeable as was gift shop staff. Gift shop has wonderful array of Wright-inspired items at all price points. Nice views of Kankakee River. Wright enthusiasts from Romania went through on tour before us-this... More 

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Buffalo, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

One of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's most important designs. This house is very interesting as it was designed by Wright as he was perfecting his prairie style. Lovingly restored on a beautiful and spacious riverfront site. Well worth the drive from Chicago. The living room has a large bay window with incredible art glass of Wright's design, breathtaking!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Events such as banquets and Art Exhibitions are held here throughout the year. I have done photo shoots within the house and on the grounds and participated both as an arts council and community member in events. A quaint gift shop with historic, Kankakee and Wright related items with many local artisan items to choose from. The workers are friendly... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The drive from Chicago area was worthwhile to meet a docent, who can't help but be passionate about this first Wright commission. The six of us were joined by 6 other unrelated tour participants for the 1pm Thursday tour. The tour was scheduled to last for an hour but the tour ran longer. Our group did not notice the time... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had a lovely time visiting this gem. The property has had quite the history, but the renovations are beautiful. There is an admission fee, and of course a gift shop. If you get a chance, take the boat ride! It's $10 per person and you pay at the dock.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

As fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, my husband and I have visited a few of the homes he designed. The B. Harley Bradley House was the first of his Prairie Style Homes. Our guide. Laura, passionately helped us see the remarkable attention to detail and the interesting history of the home's many owners. She gave an excellent, in-depth tour, lasting... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had a wonderful visit to the Bradley House built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Our tour guide, Lorraine, was outstanding! If you get a chance stop by for the visit!

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Kankakee< IL, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 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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