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Dana-Thomas House

300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
+1 217-782-6776
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If you like Frank Lloyd Wright, you'll love this home

A home completed before 1910, excellent examples of Wright's master use of wood, glass and stone... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Richard C
,
Barrington, Illinois
Very complete example with original furnishings, well-informed tour

After spending some time in private hands and very nearly being bulldozed for a parking lot, the... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
M S
,
Springfield, Illinois
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prairie style” (38 reviews)
“light fixtures” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
LOCATION
300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
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"frank lloyd wright"
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"prairie style"
in 38 reviews
"light fixtures"
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"flw home"
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"oak park"
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"glass windows"
in 15 reviews
"bowling alley"
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"original furniture"
in 48 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 33 reviews
"different levels"
in 14 reviews
"christmas season"
in 12 reviews
"our tour guide"
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"short video"
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"hour tour"
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"great tour"
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"gift shop"
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"lincoln sites"
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

A home completed before 1910, excellent examples of Wright's master use of wood, glass and stone, multiple levels and spaces in the structure, built around a part the saved Victorian home on the site prior to the additions by Wright. Suggested donation...$10 to visit, a...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

After spending some time in private hands and very nearly being bulldozed for a parking lot, the State of Illinois under the direction of antiques aficionado Governor Jim Thompson took over ownership of this Wright home, fixed it up, recovered much of the scattered original...More

1  Thank M S
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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

The home is beautiful. It's nice to see it decorated, I was actually there in Dec.2014 but there was not an option to choose for that timeframe on this review. The architecture is beautiful and I loved being in the home. Was there for a...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2015

With the loss of many Frank Lloyd Wright homes, this house is not only well preserved but exists as a perfect example of the unique style and genius of America's famous architect. The guided tour elaborates on all the creative details of the house's prairie...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2015

i visited DTH, because of Frank Lloyd Wright. Eventhough, it's not a big-big house, but it's one of his master architecture work..and I did not want to miss it. I liked those art glasses,..window colorful glasses...lamps.. and court-yard.. It took about 1.5 hours, and worth...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

I have had the opportunity to visit the Dana Thomas house three times over the last few years. Two of those times have been during the Christmas season. It's beautifully decorated and that only adds to the interest of the home. A must see if...More

Thank LucyLucerne
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

The house was closed for tours on the day we were in town but we walked around the outside and the neighborhood area. If you have seen any of his other houses, then you will find this one familiar. Limited parking is available on the...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2015

An excellent example of a Frank Lloyd Wright home that is impeccably restored with much of the original furnishings. Hopefully the State of Illinois in its search to pay bills, will not sell this cultural asset or strip it of its furnishings. When we asked...More

Thank RJIL
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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

This place was worth the time. The guided tour was very informative. This house was really built well and amazing to see. I would recommend everyone who likes architecture to make sure u see this.

Thank kdfly
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This house is one of the most well preserved and impressive Wright designed homes that I have seen (and I have seen most in Oak Park, IL). My two kids 9 and 7years old enjoyed it too as our tour guide was very well educated...More

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Anne S
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
9 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
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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