In an effort to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Gordon House will be closed to the public starting Saturday, March 14, and remain closed until further notice. Our aim is to protect our guests, particularly those most vulnerable. If you have purchased tour tickets for March, please click here.
Updates will be posted as more facts are presented on the evolving local and global coronavirus situation. Please check back for more information on future tour dates and events. We appreciate your support of the Gordon House and sharing in our love of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work!
Your support is needed to complete urgent repairs to our boiler and pipes. Our goal is to raise $2000.
Your support is needed to complete urgent repairs to our boiler and pipes.
Our goal is to raise $5000.
Today at the Gordon House
Nothing from April 2, 2020 to April 3, 2020.
The Gordon House is open for guided tours by reservation Tuesday – Sunday at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Please view the calendar for availability.
Your contributions help us fulfill our mission to educate the public about Wright’s architectural principles and to preserve the house for future generations.
A Story in Every Room
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In the 1930s Frank Lloyd Wright designed an important series of houses for families of widely varying means that came to be called Usonian, a term Wright used to describe a philosophy of living in harmony with the land he envisioned as unique to the United States of North America, USONIA. These Usonian houses were revolutionary in their time and have influenced modern houses of all sizes and prices since their creation. For many Usonian houses, Frank Lloyd Wright included a wood cutout window pattern unique to the house. These are known as perforated boards and the pattern is the “FRETWORK.”
The NETWORK is you — those interested in the Gordon House Conservancy activities and efforts to preserve the only Wright building in Oregon.
Step Into History
“I’d like to have architecture that belonged where you see it standing and was a grace to the landscape instead of a disgrace, where everybody would have room, peace, comfort, and every establishment would be appropriate to every man.”
Live in your own Usonian Home: Lindal Cedar Homes has partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin to design the Silverton, a translation of the Gordon House floor plan that can be built on your own property. Please visit Lindal’s Usonian Houses page for more information.