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B. Harley Bradley House

701 S Harrison Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-5109
+1 815-936-9630
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Beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright prairie home

Fantastic location (on the Kankakee River), perfectly set into the terrain, beautiful woodwork and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
"Wright by the River!"

Revisited here when I found out it was open to public. Nice restoration of what was once a home... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pompano Beach, Florida
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701 S Harrison Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-5109
+1 815-936-9630
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic location (on the Kankakee River), perfectly set into the terrain, beautiful woodwork and art glass. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the house and history. Really appreciate the efforts of the Hall family with saving this treasure.

Thank 6camaro7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Revisited here when I found out it was open to public. Nice restoration of what was once a home then a fine dining restaurant. Most of the Wright touches are here, from Prairie lines to built-ins and stained glass. Worth a day trip from Chicago,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of you who are Frank Lloyd Wright buffs, this is worth a trip to Kankakee, IL. Having lived here most of my adult life I have seen the Harley house go through many transitions. In the 70's it was a restaurant for special...More

Thank Tractorboy-il
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home was beautiful! Our guide was very knowledgeable. She worked there when the home was a restaurant, so she had personal insight. It was nice to hear about the owner's history with the house. A little disappointed that it was mostly unfurnished though.

Thank Sherry D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a short road trip from the Chicagoland area and enthusiastically and curiously arrived at this magnificently restored, well maintained, 6,000 square foot home and prairie style home on the banks of the Kankakee River. Every part of the experience was fascinating, from the...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Did not expect to find this great historical site here but glad we did. We had a very friendly guide who took her time and answered all of our questions. We very much enjoyed our tour.

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The tour through the Bradley was excellent. Our tour guide, Lorreta, was fantastic. Very informative and knowledgeable about the home.

Thank James M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We've toured many Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings. This tour focused on the dramatic journey this house and its owners have been on... very interesting! Highly recommend a visit.

Thank jgkmtraveler
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I've been to several Frank Lloyd Wright properties and I loved this one the best. Characterized as his first prairie style house, the quartersawn oak throughout and the linear styling of everything from the ballisters to the custom stained glass windows are so striking. However,...More

Thank MysteryPoodle
Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you have any interest in Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture, or just like to tour houses this is certainly worth a visit. This "Prairie Style" house is located on the Kankakee River with a lovely view and was his Wright's first house in this style....More

Thank Cindy D
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25 June 2017|
Response from MysteryPoodle | Reviewed this property |
If you check the house website (Google), there is information on the tours. Basically, they are at 12, 1, 2 & 3 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for $17, $5 more if you want to take pictures, with a special "in-depth" tour... More