Dana-Thomas House offers specialty tours exploring Wright's
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[November 02, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Frank Lloyd
Wright fans, or fans of amazing architecture in general, will love a
new specialty tour being offered for a limited time at the
Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site.
The "Wright Concepts" tour features longtime Dana-Thomas Home docent
Larry Betz explaining Wright's principles of architectural design
and taking visitors through the unique home. Built between 1902 and
1904, it is perhaps the best-preserved of Wright's Prairie-style
homes, with more than 400 pieces of specially made art glass and
"When Susan Lawrence Dana approached Wright about an addition to
her home, she told him she was not concerned about the cost. So
Wright was able to take the commission and use it to experiment with
ideas he had been nurturing to advance his Prairie design concepts,"
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Three of the two-hour tours are
Nov. 8, 10 a.m.
Dec. 13, 10 a.m.
Jan. 10, 10 a.m.
The suggested donation for the tours is $20.
The house, at Fourth and Lawrence streets in Springfield, is
operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. It is open
Wednesday through Sunday for public tours.
For more information, visit
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]