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In Other People's Houses: Dana--Thomas House, 1904

After watching the first half of the PBS/Ken Burns documentary today I was reflecting on the Dana-Thomas House that he built in Springfield, Illinois.  It was finished in 1904 and has changed hands a few times, but remains open to the public and I was fortunate to see it the Summer of 2009.  The Prairie House phase of his, which I generally understand to have included this home, might be my favorite works.  My earliest exposure to Wright would have certainly been the Guggenheim, built in 1959, when I visited NYC about 10 years ago.  Also in NYC, but within the Met, is the 1912 living room created for a now demolished home in Deephaven, Minnesota.  This Dana-Thomas home, however, was the first intact home that I had visited.  Photography of the interior is prohibited, but some of the exterior shots are my own. 

[Edit, May 2015: has a nice Frank Lloyd Wright page up and have requested that I share the link.  Here it is ]


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