Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home attracts worldwide architecture enthusiastsThe Dana-Thomas House on 3rd Street and Lawrence Avenue in Springfield was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902. Springfield socialite Susan Lawrence Dana commissioned Wright to build the home after inheriting a large sum of money from her father, Rheuna Lawrence.

With 35 rooms covering over 12,000 square feet, the home is a prime example of the Prairie School of Architecture, a Midwestern style of building that emphasizes horizontal lines accented with vertical windows and other highlights. The Prairie School of Architecture got its name from the surrounding “native prairie” common in the Midwest.

The Dana-Thomas House attracts nearly 25,000 worldwide visitors every year who are enamored with the most complete example of Frank Lloyd Wright designed furnishings. The home features more than 100 pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed furniture and more than 300 pieces of art (stained) glass.

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