November 30, 2008

Dana-Thomas House Closes Due to Budget Constraints

An article (also here and here) announcing that, due to budget constraints, the state of Illinois is closing the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Dana-Thomas House, which is one of Wright's most significant sites in terms of its stained glass. (Wikipedia entry on Dana-Thomas House) The articles state that there are 250 pieces of 'art-glass' in the house.

this one from Flickrite lancer 617

I hope they find a way to re-open this house. If there is one site that should be open as a prime example of Wright's use of stained glass, this is it.

[update April 17, 2009 - Good News! - Dana-Thomas set to re-open soon]

Posted by Tom at November 30, 2008 02:55 PM