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Dana-Thomas House

300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
217-782-6776
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Reopened on April 23, 2009, now open 9-4 Wednesdays through Sundays. The Dana-Thomas House (DTH) was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for Susan... more »
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So thankful this home (and furnishings) has been honorably preserved for others to admire, study and enjoy. We immensely enjoyed our tour, as this was our first experience in witnessing one of Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Prairie Style homes. What stood out for me was the enormity of the house and his use of breathtaking stained glass throughout the home.... More

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This home was designed by Wright for Mrs. Dana with a blank check. She was loaded, and it was evident by the modern design and conveniences in the home. The tour is over an hour, and our particular guide was sweet and kind but talked A LOT. The stained glass windows with the butterfly designs are fabulous.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a nearly two-hour tour of the Dana-Thomas House, learning about Wright's design and the fascinating story of Susan Lawrence Dana, who commissioned the house. We left wanting to know more about both the house and its owner. Kudos to the Illinois State Preservation agency for making this wonderful property available for public view.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After visiting the various Lincoln sights, we still had time in Springfield, and we needed something else to do. We decided to take a tour of the Dana Thomas Home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright since we have always been fascinated with Wright's work. We arrived right after 3:00, and a tour had started about 2 minutes sooner. The guy... More

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Springfield
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Dana Thomas house in Springfield is a little known attraction being overlooked with all the Lincoln sites. Frank Lloyd Wright not only designed the home but the lighting and furniture within. Beautiful and interesting. Entrance fee by contribution only,.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After my father and I went on a tour of the Illinois State Capitol, we went on tour of the Dana Thomas House. Simply amazing. Another Springfield treasure that is so worth seeing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. Another must see!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings are well worth a visit - we went to Oak Park on the way out of Chicago where we saw many of his houses and then travelled to Springfield Illinois, taking in parts of Route 66, and the Dana Thomas house was a fantastic site visit. Wait til you see her dining room!

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The house is amazing. The tour guide was wonderful. Super informative as well as entertaining and nice. Great outdoor photo opportunities.

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Top Contributor
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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's hard to believe that the home was built that long ago. Fantastic design and it has been restored wonderfully. If time is short at least drive by and walk around for 5 minutes. You will not be disappointed.

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Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am not into Frank Lloyd Wright homes but this was really nice! 13,000 sq ft home used by 3 people. LOTS of stained / leaded glass windows, bowling alley in basement, it goes on and on. Beautiful furnishings including a double pedestal Tiffany lamp - VERY expensive item.

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