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Dana-Thomas House

300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
+1 217-782-6776
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THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!

I've seen one other example of Wright's work, but this place is a masterpiece by comparison. Took... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
U2273EEricardor
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Saint Louis, United States
Visited to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday

A beautiful home that takes you back in time to the early 1900's. Susan Dana's story is equally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Professor001
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springfield, IL
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“art glass” (43 reviews)
“prairie style” (30 reviews)
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LOCATION
300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
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+1 217-782-6776
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've seen one other example of Wright's work, but this place is a masterpiece by comparison. Took the guided tour, & could easily have spent another hour wandering around the place if I'd been permitted.

Thank U2273EEricardor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful home that takes you back in time to the early 1900's. Susan Dana's story is equally interesting. Be sure to visit the Sumac Shop that features a variety of unique items related to Wright and the house. Admission is FREE but please make...More

Thank Professor001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit if you are in Springfield. Tour is well done, takes an hour but be aware it includes a lot of stairs. They have folding chairs in vatious rooms but it is not handicapped accessible.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very informative tour of a house built for entertaining. It is amazing to see the designing that way way before it's time. I am glad we stoped.

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful early Frank Lloyd Wright designed private home built for high end society entertaining. See what the young architect does with a blank check from a wealthy patron. Very special butterfly themed chandeliers and a lovely mural. Only option to view house...More

Thank mpm6228
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting story about Susan. The house is amazing for those days and very interesting to see all the rooms as you walk through. The film is a must to see!

Thank BG&BMC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large house in the middle of a bad neighborhood. It is one of Wright's classic works. It was his first project he was given a blank check. The tour is free and you get to see all of the house. My only...More

Thank TSP2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether or not you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, this house is worth a visit. The house is very interesting and the tour gives you context for how the house and its owners fit into the history of Springfield.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful home is free to visit, but donations are accepted. There is a wonderful little 7 minute introductory video that will give you som insight into the home. For the most part, it is wheelchair accessible, however, the upstairs and basement is not. The...More

Thank Tara P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This huge house has been very well maintained & restored. The video you view before the tour really should be updated. It looks like a very old VHS tape.

Thank llomonte
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Anne S
can I visit here in a wheelchair??
26 October 2016|
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Response from Inalilady | Reviewed this property |
Not very accessible. You'll be able to see some of it.
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vespadue
I will be in the area and would like to tour this house. I will be there on a Tuesday in November. I read that it is sometimes closed on Monday's and Tuesdays. Does anyone know if this is true?
10 October 2016|
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Response from gil o | Reviewed this property |
The site is open year round Weds.-Sun. and seasonally Mon. & Tues. The website doesn't say when the seasonal ends. The best thing to do is call 1 217 782-6776. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Vernona M
Cost of admission and tour?
29 June 2016|
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Response from 1970DeeDee | Reviewed this property |
$10 for adults, $5 for children,or $15 for a family are the suggested donation costs that include a 7 minute introductory and informative video and tour that lasts about an hour.
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