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Beyond the essence of an architectural masterpiece of international significance, the house is a brilliant showcase of craftsmanship in glass doors, windows and light fixtures;…
Tour The House & Grounds
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,…
In the news
- 08 Feb
Susan Lawrence’s Secret MarriageRead more
Susan Lawrence Dana and Lawrence Joergen-Dahl married secretly on March 19, 1912. It took another two months for Springfield to become aware of the wedding.
- 22 Dec
First Christmas at the Dana HouseRead more
The house Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Susan Lawrence Dana allowed her to entertain on a grand scale. As her new home was nearing completion
- 02 Nov
Dana-Thomas House NeighborhoodRead more
Across the Street and Around the Corner — Zooming in on Susan Lawrence Dana’s Neighborhood What was Springfield like in the early 1900s? Who were
- 22 Sep
The Lawrence Women and the Lincoln Colored HomeRead more
The Lawrence Family had a long history of public service. In 1898 a unique home was established to serve a part of the community that
- 08 Jun
Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, ILRead more
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
What our visitors saying about their experience
“I had not visited the Dana Thomas House until recently, despite being born and raised in Springfield. During the tour the significance of the place struck me. Having a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Springfield, particularly one that is so close to his vision of what a home could be, is like having a Michelangelo in our city.”Joe Ciaccio, Art Professor., Local Artist, SAA instructor
My family and I enjoyed the tour! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging, and full of historical facts about the house.Hannah Hunter
Cannot say enough about our Dana-Thomas House experience: beautiful home, informative tour, full of history, amazing perspective on the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Susan Dana-Thomas.Ruth Lawson
Our class had a great experience touring the home and grounds. We can’t thank you enough for the educational information about Frank Lloyd Wright and the history of some of his amazing architecture.Teresa Barrett
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