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The Gordon House

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Address: 869 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381-2243
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+1 503-874-6006
12:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00

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A must for FLW and mid-century architecture buffs

This small but lovely home, one of the very few if not the only built by Frank Lloyd Wright himself in the Pacific North West, is located in a beautiful garden area and open for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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563 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small but lovely home, one of the very few if not the only built by Frank Lloyd Wright himself in the Pacific North West, is located in a beautiful garden area and open for visitors. Not sure of the hours--unfortunately, it was not open the day we visited--but even without a tour we could peek in the windows and... More 

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Turner, Oregon
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a very interesting place to visit. Nice and factual history. Recommend the tour. Probably more fitting for adults or teens, although some children might find it interesting. Great history.

Thank Karen F
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Near Oregon Garden, we visited this great house (with few objections, except for a private function inside). Excellent example of this style. Incredible views from outside.

Thank surfonmt
San Diego, California
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146 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not one of FLW's more impressive creations. The home was moved to this property from its original location.

Thank Lynn J
Portland, Oregon
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting design ideas but I couldn't imaging living here - it seems a bit unfriendly and clinical. i guess you either agree with FLW or you dont. Docent was knowledgeable and enthusiastic - 45 min tour took just over an hour. A worthwhile one-time visit. Also you get a 50% discount on the $20 entry fee if you... More 

Thank cumbria_lake
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We loved touring this house. The tour lasts about 45 minutes to an hour (which is significant since the house is pretty small), but our tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable we all got caught up in her enthusiasm. Not great for kids, which is to be expected, but kid just sat on the couch and read a book... More 

Thank augamber
Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Enjoyed this excellent tour of a FLW home designed for a middle class family towards the end of his life. You are advised to make a reservation in advance; on a rainy Sunday we had no problem getting same day tickets, but tours do sell out at times.

Thank GreenTea-SNAM
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes, and the Gordon House is no exception. Beautiful grounds (though not the original location) and a beautiful home. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly and it's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

1 Thank Vonnie C
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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546 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Northwest that is open for tours, the Gordon House in Silverton, is about an hour or so south of Portland. One of the few Frank Lloyd Wright houses that allows you full access, including upstairs. It is a fine example of Usonian architecture, and the story and video of the... More 

1 Thank travellerfromatown
Avalon, New Jersey
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35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

You should be a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright to visit this house, otherwise it is just another house to tour. Interesting story about the house and how it was moved.

Thank Janet A

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