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Dana-Thomas House, Springfield

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Springfield
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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  • Whether you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright or not, this house is an amazing example of Prairie architecture! This is one of only a handful of properties where Mr. Wright designed everything from the ...  more »
  • You are in for a thrill if you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan or if you are not, you will become one after you tour this home. The Dana Thomas House has the most complete collection of original furnitur...  more »
  • We toured the Dana Thomas house with friends and family. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent perspective on the house and the many fine details that Frank Lloyd Wright broug...  more »
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  • This place is a treasure. They have over 90% of the original furniture from the house. The over 100 year old style of Frank Lloyd Wright is on full detailed glory. The building has amazing windows and architecture. It is gorgeous! The tours are each unique, so going more than once is worth it. They often do special events, such as decorating for the holidays. Highly recommend going here!
  • This is the first Frank Lloyd Wright house I have been to and will now be looking to visit more if the opportunity comes up in my travels. The tour was really interesting and of course the architecture and furniture and stained glass windows were all brilliant. The tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable. I had a really nice time here.
  • Wonderful home to see. Springfield should be so grateful the Thomas business kept it original and to the ex Governor Jim Thompson for raising so much money to get so many original pieces back where they belong. At Holiday Walk had Jason a very good guide. Such a great history and such a great example of Frank Lloyd Wrights work. Donation is your admittance. Parking lot is free adjacent to the west.
  • A wonderful well maintained example of Flank Lloyd Wrights Prairie School design....amazing considering he designed everything from the floors to the furniture. Everything is his creation.
  • I've been here many times over the years and it never disappoints. Every time I discover something new. The guides are amazing, the gift shop is top notch and their special events are fun. This is an absolute must see site. Beautiful stained glass, wonderfully imaginative styling, a true masterpiece hidden away in boring old Springfield. (I'm kidding, if you know where to go Spfld can be a very fun place.)
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