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Still Time to Catch “Wright Concepts” Tour

Still Time to Catch “Wright Concepts” Tour

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A home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is offering an in-depth tour focusing on the architect’s style.

The Wright Concepts tour at the Dana Thomas House in Springfield explains the design principles behind Wright’s “Prairie School” 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 Wright’s architectural vision, even if they’ve visited the site before.

“We find ways to incorporate additional artifacts that might not be typically out on display at a certain time of year,” said Justin Blandford, superintendent of Springfield’s state historic sites. “We also provide more information, often in terms of comparative analysis of other Frank Lloyd Wright sites.”

Blandford says the tour lasts about two hours, double the length of the site’s regular tours. The next tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 14, with a suggested donation of $20.

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