The Restoration After Steelcase acquired the Meyer May house in 1985, extensive research was done to determine the original design. Bit by bit, the evidence accumulated until Wright’s 1909 vision was revealed. The restoration took two years and included demolition of a 1922 addition plus painstaking, expert attention to hundreds of exterior and interior details. It’s the most completely restored of Wright’s homes.






Tour The House When Wright designed the Meyer May house for a prominent Grand Rapids clothier, he had fully developed his Prairie style of architecture. Today, as a meticulous restoration complete with original furnishings and faithfully executed reproductions, the Meyer May house provides the rare opportunity to experience a Prairie house exactly as he intended. Take an online tour or visit the Meyer May house at 450 Madison Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


— Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

— Last tour starts 1 hr. prior to closing


— Free admission

— No reservations needed for groups of 10 or less

— Closed holidays

— Call (616) 246-4821 for tour information
and group reservations


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Docent Stories For the past 22 years, trained volunteer docents have deepened visitors’ experience of the Meyer May house. Their unique perspectives and memories offer intimate insights into the continuing impact of Wright’s work and its significance today. Discover the memorable stories behind a docent's picture or name.


Shirley Arrigo
Since 1994

Jerry DeMaagd
Since 1994

Nancy Douglas
Since 1992

Barb Draigh
Since 1990

Sue Ellis
Since 2008

Karen Flanigan
Since 2004

Faye Fredricks
Since 2004

Pat Gabriel
Since 2004

Jill Gersch
Since 2006

Barb Groat
Since 1994

Cherie Grunske
Since 2001

Vern Herring
Since 2006

Lisa Howland
Since 1994

Sue Karsen
Since 2008

Andy Kroll
Since 1994

MargEd Kwapil
Since 1995

Tom Logan
Since 1987

Anne Logan
Since 1987

Michael Loughman
Since 2004

Joan Lupton
Since 1987

Carole Monsma
Since 2004

Marguerite Moore
Since 2001

Donna-Marie Post
Since 1998

Jana M. Wallace
Since 1987

Eric Zillmer
Since 2008

Paul Asselin
Since 2009
Cindy Bandstra
Since 1987
Kira Block
Since 1987
Erwin Broekhuis
Since 1990
Jim Brown
Since 1998
Scott Bultman
Since 1998
Sue Cone
Since 2001
Sandy Connor
Since 1987
Kathryn Day-Murray
Since 2008
Kathy Deane
Since 1998
Don Dekker
Since 2001
Jeff Dekker
Since 1998
Pat DeMey
Since 2001
Wendy DeNolf
Since 1994
Matt Dixon
Since 2009
Lee Engstrom
Since 2004
Jennifer Hankinson
Since 2009
Karen Hartley
Since 1987
Dave Hoogterp
Since 1989
Karen Hunter
Since 1989
Ken Johnson
Since 2008
Mary Johnson
Since 2001
Sheila Kienzle
Since 2008
Steve Laurent
Since 2004
Marilyn Macklin
Since 1987
Michael Meredith
Since 2009
Jon Miller
Since 2006
Jim Myaard
Since 2009
Meg O’Neil
Since 2009
Terri Piersma
Since 2001
Joyce Puckett
Since 2006
Jerry Roubos
Since 2009
Carol Sabatini
Since 1998
Al Sabatini
Since 2001
Ardon Schambers
Since 1998
Barb Schambers
Since 1989
Emily Schneider
Since 2009
Jeff Schutte
Since 1987
Deb Shrontz
Since 2008
Jean Smith
Since 1987
Lois Tomasiewicz
Since 1987
Dan VanTil
Since 2001
Nan Wernette
Since 2001
Chris Woomer
Since 1998

Meyer May Downloads Bring the Meyer May house to your computer with these commemorative downloads.