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Address: 2714 W Burnham St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-2210
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Amazing grouping of Frank Lloyd Wright homes

Milwaukee is very proud to have Frank Lloyd wright homes so well reserved. If you are a fan of his architectural style, you will want to take this tour. The homes are beautiful... read more

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Milwaukee is very proud to have Frank Lloyd wright homes so well reserved. If you are a fan of his architectural style, you will want to take this tour. The homes are beautiful examples of his style and they have been so well maintained that it's as if they were just built. One of Milwaukee's treasures.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I love Frank Lloyd Wright and have toured many of his buildings/homes, etc. but having one so close to home was a must to do tour. This home, and the other 2 on the block are different from his other work, as they were meant to be for the working class. If you get the chance I'd... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This tour was interesting and informative. Then you get to explore on your own. Very good; highly recommend it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This area is also known as the Burnham Block. The single block of homes are all Frank Lloyd Wright designs intended to make architectural design available to the average American. One of the homes is open for tours (check their website for hours). The others can only be seen from the outside except for special tour events.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is not only a place to view these houses from the outside but twice a month one is available to tour on Saturday and one is available to book to stay in through Home Away. We did the later and were really pleased with our stay. Getting there from downtown is easy taking Wisconsin to 27th Street which becomes... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The story of Frank Lloyd Wright is an interesting one. The house on display is original, and appears modern with a mission style, although built in 1916. This is a MUST visit when in Milwaukee. I think $15 is a little steep, but it is an unique building seen nowhere else.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a gem in Milwaukee. Worth a visit. You will leave with an appreciation of flw genius in the design and use of space in a home with a very small footprint.

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Our first full day in Milwaukee was spent looking at architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, Concordia Area, and Downtown area. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I hope the current occupants of the houses don't mind people standing on the sidewalk looking in!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

One of the restored Usonian houses is open every other weekend, but drive over and take in the view from the sidewalks even if you can't take a tour. It's fascinating to see how the two-family homes evolved differently over the years. Where else can you take a picture with three or four Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the frame?... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This group of 6 dwellings, some single homes and some duplexes were built in 1916. They were Frank Lloyd Wright's attempt to build affordable housing for the ordinary family. He experimented in providing modules that could easily be assembled while still maintaining his basic principles of design. Think IKEA meets Lego. The guided tour is excellent.

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