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Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

85 S Greenmount Ave, Springfield, OH 45505-1150
+1 937-327-9291
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Great spot for architectural buffs!

We really enjoyed our visit here...tour a bit long over 1 and a half hours but an extraordinarily... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AaronFWA
Loved the tour

Hubby and I enjoy homes by Frank Lloyd Wright. This one is exceptionally lovely. First on the tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joni S
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Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
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The Westcott House was built in 1908 for Burton J. And Orpha L. Westcott. The Westcott property is the only Prairie style house designed by Wright in the state of Ohio. The grounds include the main house and a garage with pony stable connected by an extensive pergola. In 1946, due to the housing crisis following World War II, the house was divided into multiple apartments. The house no longer reflected the vision of its architect. The original furniture and most of the original light fixtures and other details were removed from the house. Lack of resources led to an extreme deterioration of the structure. The house has recently undergone an inch-by-inch $5.8 Million restoration. Each of its features-from art glass to original hardware and hand-decorated encaustic walls to massive urns-has been returned to its 1908 appearance. Furniture has been rebuilt according to Wright's specifications and gardens re-landscaped in keeping with the time. The house in now manages by a non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the Westcott House, promote historic preservation and inspire creativity and innovation through architecture and design education. In addition to tours of Wright's masterpiece, Westcott Center for Architecture + Design offers innovative educational programming throughout the year, including Summer Walking Tour Series. Take a guided tour of the Westcott House and learn about the Prairie Style home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for industrialists and entrepreneurs Burton J. And Orpha Westcott and their two children. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright's timeless designs and a world-class restoration project.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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85 S Greenmount Ave, Springfield, OH 45505-1150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit here...tour a bit long over 1 and a half hours but an extraordinarily knowledgeable guide!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I enjoy homes by Frank Lloyd Wright. This one is exceptionally lovely. First on the tour is a video which provides background details on the renovation of the house. It is very helpful in providing context for the upcoming walk through the home....More

Thank Joni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Ohio and this was one of our stops. I love Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture and visited his Buffalo, New York home and the one in Chicago. I just cannot get enough of him. However, we did not have an...More

1  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy visiting Frank Lloyd Wright buildings when we have the opportunity. This location is easy to find in Springfield. Parking is on street but the day we were there, it was easy to find a spot. The small gift shop offers items in every...More

Thank saws75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 2003 Janet and I purchased the Boulter House by Frank Lloyd Wright in Cincinnati. Janet had known about the Westcott House because she grew up in Springfield. We got to see it saved from the brink of extinction to the incredibly accurate restoration you...More

Thank Chuck L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The tour starts with a video with a detailed story on the incredible effort made to restore this home to its original splendor. That set the stage for the awesome experience I had touring the home and yard itself. The lack of furnishings might make...More

Thank Geo F
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I thought the tour was tremendous! Our guide Jim was extraordinarily knowledgeable and I feel like our group really lucked out with getting him as our guide. I learned so much more than I would have ever anticipated and I am inspired to become a...More

Thank Susan C
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review! I will make sure to let Jim know you enjoyed his tour! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Living in Springfield, I was always aware of the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright House and that it had been carved into several apartments, and was becoming run down. Our newspaper provided great coverage of the restoration which took several years. As soon as it opened...More

1  Thank Revuguru
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback and for your repeated visits! We so appreciate it and we hope to see you often at the Westcott House!!!

Reviewed 5 August 2017

This house is amazing in itself - a very early FLW house that was in horrid shape and almost 6 million dollars was spent on its restoration, using all the materials and pieces that could possibly be saved. Well worth the admission fee. Barbara the...More

Thank Kerry1952kxc
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We especially appreciate your kind words about Barb and Karen, we will make sure to pass it along!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This was second visit (first in 2008) and it was nice to see their continued care and vision. Our docent was very knowledgable and was excited to share that they were getting more recreated furniture to add to the interpretation of what the house would...More

Thank Lee S
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you kindly for your review! Yes, we hope that the next time you visit, we will have our 1920 Westcott Car on permanent display!!! Meanwhile make sure to check out one that is displayed at the Heritage Center Downtown Springfield - also a 1920...More

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Judy S
4 April 2017|
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Response from Marta W | Property representative |
Judy, please forgive me this delay! Yes, per Jim's comment, we can accommodate groups of any sizes. We usually split bigger groups in subgroups of up to 15 people. Please don't hesitate to call or email with any additional... More
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wmskoch
5 June 2016|
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Response from Marta W | Property representative |
Hi! Monday is the only day that we are closed! We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Guided tours this season are every hour on the hour. Please visit our website for more... More
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Ginny H
8 August 2015|
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Our docent-guided one-hour tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday. We lead tours every hour on the hour Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. The admission is $15, $12 for seniors, AAA... More
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