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Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes

2714 W Burnham St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-2210
+1 414-276-3131
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Great to drive by

Seems like it is rarely open to public. Two house are beautifully renovated and two sadly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TheShortList
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Houston, Texas
Wright style in affordable housing

These 6 houses are the only full block of FLW houses anywhere. The docents were very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Laura O
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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2714 W Burnham St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-2210
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+1 414-276-3131
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems like it is rarely open to public. Two house are beautifully renovated and two sadly dilapidated. Could not go inside. Google maps sends you to the wrong address. It was around the corner from the location.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

These 6 houses are the only full block of FLW houses anywhere. The docents were very knowledgeable and let us spend plenty of time in both the duplex (which has been restored on the outside, but not yet on the inside) and the model B1...More

2  Thank Laura O
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Every house on this block was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright over 100 years ago. In the block, we toured one being renovated; next door to a mirror-image house with broken windows, next is hidden under aluminum siding, then 2 restored houses, and on the...More

1  Thank timmind
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Can be viewed from street, but well worth while to visit during Saturday tour hours, when two interiors can be seen. Fascinating story of Wright's failed attempt to create affordable housing for middle class. Four of six buildings owned by nonprofit group, which is slowly...More

2  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank micheledivadivo
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...More

1  Thank MilwaukeeBic
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

Thank scainkailua
Reviewed 18 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...More

1  Thank JoW169
Reviewed 13 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...More

3  Thank Arnold S
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...More

Thank Barry M
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lynchkim7
8 July 2017|
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Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
Contact Sherri Shokler at wrightinwisconsin for tours. They are open on July 8 from 12:30 to 3:30PM
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taubesq
9 April 2017|
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Response from scainkailua | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a short tour with a movie then time to explore on your own.
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taubesq
9 April 2017|
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Response from JoW169 | Reviewed this property |
No, tours are only on certain Saturdays. The website for Wright in Milwaukee has the schedule listed. The next time they are doing tours is April 22nd.
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