Monday, April 27, 2009

Mayor Davlin thanks Governor for reopening Dana Thomas House

Mayor Tim Davlin thanked Governor Pat Quinn for recognizing the economic value of tourism to the City of Springfield by reopening the shuttered Dana Thomas House. The Dana Thomas House, perhaps the best preserved example of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie period dwellings, was built for feminist socialite and heiress Susan Lawrence Dana. Constructed between 1902 and 1904, the spectacular brick house was the largest designed by Wright to that time. It covers 12,600 square feet, with thirty-five rooms and sixteen major spaces. It contains more than 100 pieces of original Wright furniture and 250 examples of art glass doors and windows.

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