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Weltzheimer/Johnson House Frank Lloyd Wright Building

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Address: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
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Very well-maintained

Enjoyed a tour of this Frank Lloyd Wright building. The curator was well-informed and gave a very interesting presentation of the home.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
Patricia B
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Elyria, Ohio
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was closed, but we spent quite a while checking out the house through the windows. Wish it had regular hours all year. Very interesting Usonian FLW house.

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

While this place is not as impressive as Falling Water, it is a beautiful, clear example of a Frank Lloyd Wright home. His style was unmistakable. After reading some reviews, I was worried about being able to locate the home, but it was very easy. We parked on the side of the street by the golf course and walked the... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Well maintained example of Wright's residential architecture designed for the discriminating middle class taste. Much of the original furnishings are still there or have been repurchased and restored to their original use. House had been home of an Oberlin College art professor, who lovingly restored it to its original state insofar as possible, removing overpainting and other "improvements." After the... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Enjoyed a tour of this Frank Lloyd Wright building. The curator was well-informed and gave a very interesting presentation of the home.

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1 Thank Patricia B
Flint, mi
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1,136 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The google map and Tripadvisor maps will lead you to the wrong place. Use "127 Woodhaven Pl, Oberlin, Oh." in your GPS or mapping search to find the best way here. You will end up at a Cul de sac in a subdivision. The drive to the house is straight ahead, slightly left in the wooded lot. I parked in... More 

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141 reviews
72 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

If your a Wrightophile but you're not in Oberlin on one of the few days the house is open, don't worry. Like many Usonian houses, the yard facing side is all windows and you can see virtually every room from the outside. Clearly, it's better to get inside but don't let that stop you from going over there. The grounds... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

This house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is worth visiting. You can take a tour of it every first Sunday of the month (except during the winter months) and learn about its architecture and history. Because the house is not a museum -- it is used by Oberlin college for special events or to house special guests -- you can... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Open to the public. Must call ahead for hours. Part of the college properties, as is a whole lot of the town!

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Warren, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

We were given a 20 minute talk about the house. Then we were allowed to wander the house as we liked. We were told that picture taking was encouraged and looking in drawers and closets was acceptable. So great to be able to do that. There was a card in each room explaining certain facts about original pieces in the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

Interesting history of the house, a bit of a letdown if you've already been to Fallingwater and Kentucky Knob. Nice walk frm the campus to the house.

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