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Weltzheimer/Johnson House Frank Lloyd Wright Building

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First Usonian house in OH

We got to drop in as part of Parents Weekend of Oberlin College. My husband has been fascinated by... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Open regularly during the Front festival. No tour needed

This Wright house, which is usually open one Sunday afternoon for half the year, is now open... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We got to drop in as part of Parents Weekend of Oberlin College. My husband has been fascinated by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian style homes for some time and we were excited to take the tour. Home was designed in 1947 by FLW himself for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MeaganD2
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This Wright house, which is usually open one Sunday afternoon for half the year, is now open regularly during the week for the duration of the Front contemporary art festival. While you can pretty much see most of the interior from the outside, it’s great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 1 August 2018

If you love this style of architecture, please go. It is an intimate house. In it, you see all the lovely detailing that makes a Wright home and all the really bad building decisions that makes them hard to live in. I got many ideas...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank nancydarling314
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Frank Lloyd Wright fans in Cleveland who can’t make the pilgrimage to the iconic Fallingwater site in Pennsylvania can take heart. This specimen is smaller, but has many of the same FLW traits (minus the built-in waterfall). It can be toured in less than 30...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IvanSusanin1613
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Good example of a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home. Open Sundays from noon to 5 April - November. Unfortunately owners subsequent to original owner made some “improvements” that detract from original design and there are signs of a lack of maintenance.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This isn't open very often, but so stop by and check out exterior. It is a lovely Usonian, with great lines. While there is no parking right in front of the house, there is a side street about a block away. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank SherylB404
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We visited the Weltzheimer/Johnson House a while ago, but it stands out for us because it was the first Wright house we've seen. Our tour guide was very informative and explained Wright's philosophy and intentions. This home is not so large that we were overwhelmed...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The house is open and the cost is $5. The website says there are tours on the hour. It seems you may enter and tour the house at anytime from noon until 4 PM on the first Sunday of each month (April - November) with...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank ricko497
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was closed, but we spent quite a while checking out the house through the windows. Wish it had regular hours all year. Very interesting Usonian FLW house.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank riterchick
Reviewed 1 December 2016

While this place is not as impressive as Falling Water, it is a beautiful, clear example of a Frank Lloyd Wright home. His style was unmistakable. After reading some reviews, I was worried about being able to locate the home, but it was very easy....More

Date of experience: November 2016
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17 May 2017|
Response from riterchick | Reviewed this property |
Cane and walker, definitely, but I doubt a scooter would fit. A portable push wheelchair might work, tho. My daughter uses both, but a cane would probably be best.