Doors Open: B. Harley Bradley House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

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The B. Harley Bradley house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1900. Here you can visit Wright's first Prairie Style design!

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright left an enduring legacy in Kankakee County with two neighboring houses beautifully set along the banks of the Kankakee River. The B. Harley Bradley House, a house museum, and the Warren R. Hickox House, a private residence, are both located within Kankakee's Riverview Historic District.

Designed in 1900, these two houses are the first of Wright's Prairie Style period. The style is distinguished by a simple, plain composition, horizontal to the ground, with rows of casement windows, a low-pitched roof, extended overhanging eaves, and wood trim that defines planes, turns corners and highlights special features. The geometric art glass patterns reflect natural plant forms.

The B. Harley Bradley house is now open to the public. Visitors get the chance to experience Wright's first Prairie Style home during that period. The home was also added to the newly formed Frank Lloyd Wright Trail that is located throughout Illinois.

During the Doors Open Weekend, visitors have total access to the Stable/Carriage House Gift Shop and free access to the first floor of the house.

Opening Hours:

  • Saturday, August 25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 26, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Event Details

Aug 25 to Aug 26, 2018

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