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The Gordon House

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Address: 869 West Main, Silverton, OR 97381
Phone Number: +1 503-874-6006
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A Frank Lloyd Wright Dream Home

I love Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes, and the Gordon House is no exception. Beautiful grounds (though not the original location) and a beautiful home. The docents are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vonnie C
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes, and the Gordon House is no exception. Beautiful grounds (though not the original location) and a beautiful home. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly and it's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Northwest that is open for tours, the Gordon House in Silverton, is about an hour or so south of Portland. One of the few Frank Lloyd Wright houses that allows you full access, including upstairs. It is a fine example of Usonian architecture, and the story and video of the... More 

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Avalon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

You should be a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright to visit this house, otherwise it is just another house to tour. Interesting story about the house and how it was moved.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

with in depth stories of the history and construction of this iconic house. The excellent tour guide began our visit with an extensive introduction followed by a detailed tour of all the rooms of the house. This was followed by a movie that told more about its relocation to the current spot. A must see for those interested in architecture.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Were the name of a famous architect not associated with this structure, it would hardly be worth visiting. Even at that, it still seems hardly worth visiting. This is, after all, a "cooker-cutter" design and in no way indicative of the architect's talents and achievements. For that you would have to visit Wisconsin, or Arizona, or -- best of all... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Make sure you sign up for a tour. This isn't a place that you can just walk into and look around. We got lucky and a tour was starting when we got there. Had we not had the tour we would have been disappointed because you aren't able to go inside without it. The tour is worth the money and... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If the architecture doesn't leave you in awe, nothing will. Our guide was fantastic and seemed to know every detail of the house and knew everything about Frank Lloyd Wright. This tour is worth every penny (they charge very little, just to maintain the house).

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Bremerton, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was open by reservation only so I just strolled around and looked in the windows. It was ok. Having admired FLW homes through the years, this one is small but the usual efficient, modern design. Built with concrete blocks, it was interesting.

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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Gordon House is a wonderful place to visit while in Silverton, OR. This house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright & although it wasn't built on this site, it looks like it has always been at this location. The tour guide gave a fact filled tour that was filled with interesting tidbits that you won't find in any book... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We always make sure to see Frank Lloyd Wright homes whenever we travel and this one has a very interesting background story and a good tour. Too bad the home was moved from It's original location but thank God it was saved from demolition by ignorant people that did not appreciate his work. Good tour. Recommended for sure

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