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Dana-Thomas House, Springfield

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Designed in 1902 for wealthy Illinois widow Susan Lawrence Dana , Dana-Thomas House serves as an excellent preserved example of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's "Prairie Style" houses. The dwelling reflects both Dana's passion for organic architecture and Wright's ability to seamlessly blend the inside and outside of a house into one. The 3,658 sq m (12,000 sq ft) home includes 35 rooms, 16 varying levels, three main floors, and approximately 450 individually designed glass windows. Take a guided tour of the home to learn more about its history. Tours involve taking many steps and do not provide a chance to sit down, so it is not recommended for those with limited mobility. Photos are not allowed inside, but you can purchase a photo book at the gift shop. Plan your Dana-Thomas House visit and explore what else you can see and do in Springfield using our Springfield attractions site.
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  • Had a small window of opportunity for some sightseeing while in Springfield. This was nearby and was able to walk to house. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. It was my first time in a... 
    Had a small window of opportunity for some sightseeing while in Springfield. This was nearby and was able to walk to house. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. It was my first time in a...  more »
  • can't say enough about the tour and the tour guide (who really knew and appreciated the house) .. indeed Springfield is more than Lincoln..a must see 
    can't say enough about the tour and the tour guide (who really knew and appreciated the house) .. indeed Springfield is more than Lincoln..a must see  more »
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  • FANTASTIC HOUSE!!!! 98% original Frank Lloyd Wright house only blocks from the Illinois State capital building. Sooooo much art glass and almost all original furniture. Only drawback is that you can't take photos in the house but totally understand that and would highly recommend anyone to go visit if you are in Springfield. You need to make reservations online because they only have a few guided tours a day but the website is easy to use.
  • 95+% original Frank Lloyd Wright house only blocks from the Illinois State capital building. The state-landmark house is a living museum of the socialite Mrs. Dana. She paid Wright a lot for the design a little over 100 years ago. The home is filled with original furniture design by Mr. Wright that takes you back to his original concept. Lots of art glass as well. You need to make reservations online because they only have a few guided tours a day - takes about an hour. Our tour guide was great!

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