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Dana-Thomas House

Address: 300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-782-6776
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Lisle, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit . This is the 2nd largest Frank Lloyd Wright homes. 12,000 sq ft, only wingspread in Rscine WI is larger at 14,000 sq ft

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The house is well preserved and an example of FLW's work and philosophy. The guides put the house in the historical framework.

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MORENO VALLEY
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367 reviews 367 reviews
142 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Really nice house, Lots of unusual touches inside. Especially loved all the art glass. Tours are a little talky, but probably others enjoyed that. My biggest complaint was you weren't allowed to take photos inside, which I completely do not understand! Had I known that going in I would never bothered.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Much of the original furniture and decorative glass designed by FLW is still in the house. This coupled with engaging and knowledgable guides makes this the best FLW house tour I have ever taken.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Authentic, incredible house designed over an older Italianate 4 square. This is a remarkable work, with all the original and beautiful stain glass, natural wood trim, furniture, light fixtures, everything as it was in 1904. Even if you are not knowledgeable about Prairie style architecture- you will enjoy this home tour and get a real sense of the genius of... More 

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Sydney
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96 reviews 96 reviews
5 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The is a great example of fairly early Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. The visit commences with a video and then a guided tour. Our guide was informative and answered all our questions. The house was decorated for Christmas, which was great to see. Most of the original furnishings remain with the house and as many were purpose built and designed... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Revisited the Dana-Thomas house and remain impressed and I live in Oak Park, IL. What makes this house great is that it was built at the height of FLW's early 20th century prairie period. It also has most of the original furnishings and a huge foot print. Many rooms to see. As soon as you walk in the front door,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We took the guided tour with about 10 people in are tour group The Guide was very informative It lasted about one hour Enjoyed it

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I had a private tour of the Dana-Thomas house. It has been beautifully restored and has most of the original furnishings. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was eager to answer any questions. She enjoyed discussing the function and features of the home. Susan Lawrence-Dana experienced much loss in her life. Our guide shared stories about how... More 

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dc
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Terrific well-done tour, lovely to see the house decked out for the holidays. Always a fan of FLW and the Dana house doeant miss!

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