20653
Springfield
Prairie Inspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright and House Architecture
Program No. 20653RJ
Length
5 days
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At a Glance

Find your passion for American residential architecture and the evolving housing styles of our nation as you trace the influence of the prairie and the man given the most credit for the prairie school of architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit early homes in country and urban settings, including a classic Greek Revival home occupied by a future U.S. president; one of the most “complete” examples of Prairie-style home and furnishings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; a Usonian-inspired contemporary ranch home; and a real Sears “kit” house. Gain insight from architects, archaeologists and historians to better understand how immigration, culture and the landscapes of the Midwest influenced American housing.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Venture out on the prairie to visit stone and log houses and see how the homes of early settlers were influenced by the landscape and their cultures.
  • Explore the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Dana-Thomas House and learn details about the art, glass, furnishings and sculptures inside.
  • Delve into the life of Susan Lawrence Dana, who commissioned a young Chicago architect to “remodel” her home in 1904.
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