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The Dana-Thomas House

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for Susan Lawrence Dana, a forward-thinking socialite living in Springfield, Illinois. The home, the 72nd building designed by Wright, contains the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright art glass and furniture. Wright’s first “blank check” commission, the home has 35 rooms in the 12,000 square feet of living space which includes 3 main levels and 16 varying levels in all.

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Dana-Thomas House Foundation

The purpose of the Dana-Thomas House Foundation is to promote citizen awareness of the architectural significance of the Frank Lloyd Wright Dana-Thomas House Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois, and to protect the House through promotion of special events, educational programs, acquisition of funds and properties, and to otherwise take any other steps necessary to assure the continued care and preservation of the Dana-Thomas House as an historic site. Read More about “Dana-Thomas House Foundation”

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About The House

The Dana-Thomas House (DTH) was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for Susan Lawrence Dana, a forward-thinking socialite living in Springfield, Illinois. The home, the 72nd building designed by Wright, contains the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright art glass and furniture. Wright’s first “blank check” commission, the home has 35 rooms in the 12,000 square feet of living space which includes 3 main levels and 16 varying levels in all. Read More about “About The House”

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Our Hours:
Monday & Tuesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Last Tour at 3:45 pm

Location:
301 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703 Downtown Springfield, off Lawrence & 5th Main roads off 55 & 97 to 5th & Lawrence

Group Tours:
are made through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.Please contact Alison Warren (217) 789-2360, ext 5526 Read More about “Visit”

Susan Lawrence Dana

Susan Lawrence (1862-1946), the woman who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902

to “remodel” her deceased father’s home in Springfield, Illinois, lived during a period in history when women were finding their voices and carving out new places in society. As the world changed around her, she assumed several names and played many roles. She entertained lavishly, traveled the world, championed the rights of women and African-Americans, shared her time and money, and led seekers of spiritual truths. Her personal life included friendships with celebrities as well as childhood friends and three marriages (two ending with tragic deaths of her husbands and one terminating in divorce). Read More about “Susan Lawrence Dana”

Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, IL

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trail was authorized by the state legislature in late April and announced officially by the Illinois Office of Tourism.

Official Frank Lloyd Wright Trail signs will be posted throughout the state this summer, officials said.

“The new trail celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright history and his connection to Illinois,” said Cory Jobe, Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, “allowing tourists from around the world to discover the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America’s greatest architects.” Read More about “Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, IL”

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