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Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes

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Several Frank Lloyd Wright homes in a row

It was great to see homes by the master, nestled among others right in the city. Nice to see them... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gerri B
Beverly Hills, Michigan
Sadly run down but classic FLW architecture

In the historic Burnham district of Milwaukee these half dozen houses were designed and built by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John H
Dallas, United States
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2714 W Burnham St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-2210
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Reviewed yesterday

It was great to see homes by the master, nestled among others right in the city. Nice to see them still being used.

Thank Gerri B
Reviewed 4 days ago

In the historic Burnham district of Milwaukee these half dozen houses were designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in about 1915. Before you visit, read up on the history and why Wright embarked on this project to fully understand their significance. With the exception...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sandwiched between a busy road and used car lots, interesting to see the buildings Wright designed for the "regular" person. Ample parking near by and about a 15 minute walk for a quick outside visit. Did not go inside any. Some look how I'm sure...More

Thank HemisphereRambler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stop was fascinating -- FLW's effort to provide affordable housing. You can see six of the System-Built homes from the outside and then get to go in to two of the homes, one fully restored and one in progress. The guides clearly have a...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Great tour of historic homes. Interesting to see one completely restored and a work in progress. Our docent Sharon was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour. Pleased to see these homes being restored!

Thank iowakar
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Visited today. This site has 6 Frank Lloyd. Wright homes (2 single family & 4 duplex). The most FLW sites together anywhere. This was an attempt to produce and sell small, affordable FLW homes to the masses. The homes have many FLW touches that are...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We came by at a time when they were not offering tours, just to take pictures. Someone from the preservation board happen to be there, saw us, and gave an on the spot tour since he already had four people with two others walking up...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

The American System built homes are a block of 6 homes designed by Wright. One house is privately owned and neglected looking, one gorgeously redone home is owned privately but available as a rental in VRBO, the other 4 are in various stages of reno...More

5  Thank marilynroseh
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We always are looking for a chance to experience any FLW. This block, known as The Burnham Block is a quick but nice view into the work of FLW as he tried to bring his style to "the working man's family". The smaller ranch home...More

1  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We went out of our way to take a moment to discover these homes. Last summer we toured the Frank Lloyd Wright home/workshop in Oak Park, Ill. We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour there. On a slightly smaller scale, this block of Wright-designed homes are...More

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Yvette M
25 February 2018|
Response from BMiller2013 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was less than 1/2 hour. The weekend we did it, the tour was free... Open Doors Milwaukee. Not much walking as the house is pretty small. We did tour same day but you may want to book ahead as it was a special... More
13 September 2017|
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Response from kempro | Reviewed this property |
I'm unable to provide a link to the website for the Milwaukee properties but it's wright in milwaukee no spaces. I hope you're aware of the Greek Orthodox Church also in Milwaukee and of course the Johnson Wax Headquarters... More
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