Dana House: Frank Lloyd Wright
"The Dana House, Illinois, built in 1904, was one of the most extravagant productions of Wright's prolific Prairie Era. This magnificent, sprawling house - no expense was spared - was built for Susan Lawrence Dana and contains the largest and most varied collection of Wright-designed furnishings. Unlike the other Wright buildings of this era, the decorative arts were well represented and include terra cotta sculptures and fountains, murals and an Art Deco plaster frieze surrounding the entire second floor. The house holds the largest concentration of Wright furnishings in any Wright building or museum. There is little photographic material available - during the house's first 40 years very few photographs were taken and these were subsequently lost. The house was then used as a medical publisher's office and for the following 45 years few people had access to its incredible interior. The Dana House has now been restored to its original splendor and is open to the public."
Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright
Heinz, Thomas H., "Dana House: Frank Lloyd Wright" (1995). Frank Lloyd Wright Book Collection. 268.