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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dana Thomas House

 
 
Dana Thomas House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 19, 2008
1. Dana Thomas House Marker
Inscription.
State Historical Site
Frank Lloyd Wright Architect
Built 1902-1904

 
Erected by Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
 
Location. 39° 47.633′ N, 89° 39.084′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 East Lawrence, Springfield IL 62704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The State Capitol (approx. 0.4 miles away); George W. Shutt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Home National Historic Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jesse K. Dubois House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Solomon Allen Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Politics in the Neighborhood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allen Miller House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henson Robinson House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Dana Thomas House. "In 1902, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to undertake the design and construction of a massive renovation of the Lawrence family home in Springfield, Illinois. The home was to be more than a mere residence -- it was to be a showcase. Upon its completion in 1904, the new edifice completely engulfed
The Dana Thomas House, built by Frank Lloyd Wright image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 19, 2008
2. The Dana Thomas House, built by Frank Lloyd Wright
the original home. It immediately became a symbol of artistic and architectural excellence. It now stands as the finest example of the creativity and uniqueness characteristic of the Prairie School of Architecture." From Governor James R. Thompson's Executive Order August 23, 1983.
 
Also see . . .
1. "...best preserved and most complete of Frank Lloyd Wright’s early “Prairie” houses.". (Submitted on January 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. National Historic Landmark. Dana Thomas House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. We may be able to publish this if it has the standard marker posted somewhere. (Submitted on February 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. A tour of the Dana-Thomas House, on the Illinois Channel Network. (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicLandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Dana Thomas House image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, August 22, 2008
3. Dana Thomas House
A view of the back of the house
Dana Thomas House image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, August 22, 2008
4. Dana Thomas House
In the garden of the house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 2,275 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois.   3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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