A home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is offering an in-depth tour focusing on the architectâ€™s style.
The Wright Concepts tour at the Dana Thomas House in Springfield explains the design principles behind Wrightâ€™s â€śPrairie Schoolâ€ť architecture, which emphasized horizontal lines in order to blend in with the natural surroundings of the Midwest. The tour promises visitors a new perspective on Wrightâ€™s architectural vision, even if theyâ€™ve visited the site before.
â€śWe find ways to incorporate additional artifacts that might not be typically out on display at a certain time of year,â€ť said Justin Blandford, superintendent of Springfieldâ€™s state historic sites. â€śWe also provide more information, often in terms of comparative analysis of other Frank Lloyd Wright sites.â€ť
Blandford says the tour lasts about two hours, double the length of the siteâ€™s regular tours. The next tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 14, with a suggested donation of $20.