It was 1977 when we first sought out The Willey House, driving down from NDSU in Fargo, ND where John was an architecture student. We were surprised by how ‘not big’ it was but recognized distinctive FLW features and were eager to see it. Now, 46 years later, this privately owned property is finally open for tours at a time when we are available to see it!
255 Bedford St SE, Minneapolis
Sunday, October 22, 11AM – 4PM
$10 per person, cash only.
- Self-guided, 15 minute walk-through.
- Museum etiquette applies (No touch visit).
- Tickets on site. $10 per person. Cash only.
- Children 13 and older welcome.
- Large handbags, backpacks, pets, food and beverages not allowed.
- Restroom unavailable, plan ahead.
A small home built in 1934, it is widely regarded as the prototype for Usonian homes, an attempt to produce well-designed, low-cost dwellings often built on unusual and inexpensive sites that average Americans could buy. This home originally had a panoramic view of the Mississippi River gorge… it now sits next to a freeway wall built in the 1960’s when Interstate 94 was constructed on a path selected to avoid destroying this significant house. It is my understanding that the house hosted the dedication ceremony for Interstate 94 on December 9, 1968.
“Nothing is trivial because it is not big.”Frank Lloyd Wright
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