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Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

85 S Greenmount Ave, Springfield, OH 45505-1150
+1 937-327-9291
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Hidden gem

I have lived 35 miles from here for over 20 years and never knew this lovely house existed till... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
mauricesbelle
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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A Beautiful Attraction

This was my first chance to visit a Frank Lloyd Wright house and I was not disappointed. This is a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Anthony N
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Springfield, Ohio
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The Westcott House was built in 1908 for Burton J. And Orpha L. Westcott. The Westcott property is the only Prairie style house designed by Wright in the state of Ohio. The grounds include the main house and a garage with pony stable connected by an extensive pergola. In 1946, due to the housing crisis following World War II, the house was divided into multiple apartments. The house no longer reflected the vision of its architect. The original furniture and most of the original light fixtures and other details were removed from the house. Lack of resources led to an extreme deterioration of the structure. The house has recently undergone an inch-by-inch $5.8 Million restoration. Each of its features-from art glass to original hardware and hand-decorated encaustic walls to massive urns-has been returned to its 1908 appearance. Furniture has been rebuilt according to Wright's specifications and gardens re-landscaped in keeping with the time. The house in now manages by a non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the Westcott House, promote historic preservation and inspire creativity and innovation through architecture and design education. In addition to tours of Wright's masterpiece, Westcott Center for Architecture + Design offers innovative educational programming throughout the year, including Summer Walking Tour Series. Take a guided tour of the Westcott House and learn about the Prairie Style home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for industrialists and entrepreneurs Burton J. And Orpha Westcott and their two children. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright's timeless designs and a world-class restoration project.
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“our tour guide” (16 reviews)
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85 S Greenmount Ave, Springfield, OH 45505-1150
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have lived 35 miles from here for over 20 years and never knew this lovely house existed till recently. Our church group came for a tour and was impressed by the knowledgeable tour guide, beautifully restored home and the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright's...More

Thank mauricesbelle
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking your time to provide this feedback! We will be announcing the dates soon for the unveiling of our next phase of the furnishing plan! Stay tuned - our website is westcotthouse.org. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was my first chance to visit a Frank Lloyd Wright house and I was not disappointed. This is a beautiful house out of the way so you have to look for it. The guides knew their history and it was worth it.

Thank Anthony N
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

We appreciate your review and wish you safe travels!!!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

The tour guide was well educated and interactive on our visit! The house is beautiful in it's architecture and furnishings.

Thank Brian L
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback!!! All the best!!!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

I enjoyed going through the house very much. I would love to see more furniture in the house from when the house was in it's heydey!

Thank cindyschulte81
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Please consider visiting this spring when we unveil the next phase of our furnishings plan. We will provide the dates on our website, westcotthouse.org.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was our first tour of a Frank Lloyd Wright house and it was fantastic. The story behind this house and its deterioration and restoration is just a great story. To find such a house in an unexpected area was wonderful. Our guide was passionate...More

Thank tank1050
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We so appreciate it!

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The structure was just beautiful! I'm from Florida and I'm familiar with some of his work in Lakeland! Just sorry that I wasn't able to going inside!

Thank maillady411
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for your kind note! I hope you can come back and tour the house with one of our guides. The house is open every day with the exception of Monday and some major holidays. Thank you again!

Reviewed 24 September 2016

The restoration team has done a fantastic of restoring this Frank Lloyd Wright's gem. I like the clean and symmetrical geometric patterns, very simple but yet elegant and timeless. Our tour guide was very nice and accommodating and provided us historical backgrounds and tidbits of...More

Thank Arthur S
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We so appreciate it! We have some work to do this upcoming spring to replace some perennials and other plants that after 12 or so years look a bit fatigued or simply did not work out (We have...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have been to Falling Waters and Taliesen West and this house is just as outstanding! Becky, our docent, gave us a wonderful tour and I am looking forward to visiting again when they have added furniture! I highly recommend this tour and the walk...More

Thank Susan B
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are planning the unveiling of our next phase of furnishing plan this spring so stay tuned! We will announce the dates on our website - westcotthouse.org. Thank you again!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This FLW home was carefully restored after being brutally divided into apartments in the 1900s. The space illustrates how this famous architect could design a home of distinction, but also a comfortable living space. It is an important piece of Springfield history, and a must...More

Thank Peru-love
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback - we appreciate it very much!!!

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great restoration of a fantastic example of Frank Lloyd Wright's pre-world war I urban prairie style house. A must see for any student of architecture and historic preservation. Knowledgable and friendly docents.

Thank PvcM
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you so much for visiting the house and for your feedback - we so appreciate it!!! Safe travels!

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Judy S
4 April 2017|
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Response from Marta W | Property representative |
Judy, please forgive me this delay! Yes, per Jim's comment, we can accommodate groups of any sizes. We usually split bigger groups in subgroups of up to 15 people. Please don't hesitate to call or email with any additional... More
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wmskoch
5 June 2016|
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Response from Marta W | Property representative |
Hi! Monday is the only day that we are closed! We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Guided tours this season are every hour on the hour. Please visit our website for more... More
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Ginny H
8 August 2015|
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Our docent-guided one-hour tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday. We lead tours every hour on the hour Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. The admission is $15, $12 for seniors, AAA... More
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