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“Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece”

Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Springfield, OH
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“Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece”
Reviewed 8 July 2008

A residence designed by one of the most famous architects in the world, Frank Lloyd Wright. A must visit for everyone. The house represents Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie style. I think what impressed me the most is the knowledgeable tour guides, the great gift shop and the remarkable restoration process that saved the house from sixty years of decay. A part from that it also shows the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. Visitors will also enjoy learning about the Westcott’s which were a very interesting family. Springfield is a nice city that really represents Middle America.

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