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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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I took my granddaughter from Louisiana to the Dana House and she was so impressed, not only the house but the story behind the house and former owner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nana2800
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Springfield, Illinois
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Blair, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our tour guide loved the building and shared her enthusiasm. We had to leave after one hour and saw only half of the home.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my granddaughter from Louisiana to the Dana House and she was so impressed, not only the house but the story behind the house and former owner.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bonnie's tour was great--she was knew a lot of the history and construction details. She very generously tailored her tour for our two kids--who were entranced. The interiors are breathtaking and beautifully preserved. It feels very authentic to FLW's and Mrs. Dana's vision.

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Thank lameyer0
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has amazing history, gorgeous art deco, and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1904. There is an eerie feel in the lower level of the house, and the energy there gives a strong link to the past. Make sure to take lots of pictures on the outside of the house, photography is not allowed inside. There are... More 

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Lake in the Hills, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This house is absolutely amazing and unlike anything I have ever seen before. Our tour lasted about 90 minutes. The tour was so interesting and the tour guide gave a lot of information about the design on the house, the family who lived there, and about the time period. It was really so interesting. We got to see pretty much... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

FL Wright usually builds/designs houses that seem cold and unlivable to me. My wife and daughter thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread (maybe even better) and raved and raved about it. It certainly is big and elaborate and seems over the top for one person. Thanks should go to the Thomas family for saving the home and... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited a number of FLW homes and this is definitely one of the best. Has an amazing amount of specially designed glass window panels...far more than we've seen elsewhere. The home's history was especially interesting and it is incredible that after 100 years the home still includes so many original FLW designed pieces of furniture.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour about one hour long and interesting. Only other FLW house we have been to is Fallingwater in Pa and this is nothing like that. This house, though interesting to see, is very dark with lots of wood. The Tiffany lamps and stained glass with butterflies and sumac motifs beautiful. Good as a break from Lincoln sites.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A pleasant surprise was this Frank Lloyd Wright house down the street from our Inn. We happened by at the end of the day and had a tour all to ourselves. This house is amazing in every way. How one imagines this design is mind boggling! Many thanks to all those who have protected this place for many years and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Note that tours are now given on Tuesdays as well as prior scheduled weekdays. Suggested cash donations. After a short, good, introductory movie, Ross lead us through the house providing stories of Susan Dana-Thomas and Frank Lloyd Wright and information about the house and furnishings. The hour-long tour was excellent. Highly recommend.

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