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Dana-Thomas House

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Address: 300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-782-6776
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Beautiful example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture

We toured Oak Park, home to several of Wrights homes and his studio. Then, we just "happened" upon this gem on our trip through Springfield. It was amazing; the docent on our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Clinton, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We had not heard anything about this place until a guest at the Lincoln Museum mentioned it. We stopped by for a quick visit on the way out of town and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like architecture ( and I am not a huge into it) or just like to see the way homes were built many years ago... More 

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Worcester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We toured Oak Park, home to several of Wrights homes and his studio. Then, we just "happened" upon this gem on our trip through Springfield. It was amazing; the docent on our tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. She also took time to speak to us individually at the end of our tour.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On a recent visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright House I was reminded of the genus of this man. When you look at the house now you may think the design is not so different than some modern homes. But this house was built in 1904. The ornate victorian style was the norm. Susan Lawrence Dana was a women ahead... More 

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Portland, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have seen quite a few FLW houses and this is one of our favorites. Very large and designed for entertaining Marge groups, but broken into very livable spaces. The house incorporates more art glass than any other Wright house and it is lovely, in a subdued palette and with beautiful lighting fixtures as well as windows. Extensive copper trim,... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Must DO in Springfield!! Of several Wright houses I have toured - this is the most outstanding....complete with furnishings!! I actually FELT like I was part of the home as I toured....no imagination needed! A wonderful asset to any Illinois tour.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright would be happy to see one of his creations so wonderfully maintained in it's original glory. Very interesting to see what technologies were around long before they became available to the masses.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you've read The Fellowship, you'll be very concious of Wright's egomania. The house felt dated. I felt no desire to revisit it, and I wouldn't want to live there.

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As a Wright-ophile, I have been to many Wright designed buildings. The Dana-Thomas house stands out among all of them. The house has been restored, and the story behind the house and the history of the times relayed so clearly by our docent was well worth the side trip!

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spend a day touring around Springfield, and the Dana-Thomas House was certainly a highlight. It started out as a remodel of a traditional home, but hardly any of the original house is left... just a singe room in the middle. This home highlights many elements of FLW design including highly detailed, intimate spaces contrasted with incredible public spaces as... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We try to visit every year near Christmas when the home is decorated beautifully with period pieces to reflect the quiet beauty found in the hauntingly beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed home

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