Our day trip includes a visit to the magnificent Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois and a tour of the privately owned Edward P. Irving House in Decatur, Illinois.

Meet at The Rookery building in Chicago and travel to Decatur for a tour of the Irving House where we explore the Prairie neighborhood of Millikin Place. Wright sketched The Edward P. and Florence Bernice Irving House (1909) just before departing for Europe to work on the Wasmuth Portfolio. The designs were completed by Herman Von Holst and Marion Mahony, who collaborated with the Niedecken-Wallbridge Company to furnish the interior. The result was a cohesive design with an exhaustive program of interior furnishings.

Enjoy a seated lunch before traveling to Springfield to explore the Dana-Thomas House. This National Historic Landmark stands as one of the most opulent expressions of Wright’s visionary design philosophy. Designed and constructed between 1902 and 1904, Susan Lawrence Dana provided Wright with a generous budget to remodel her family’s mid-nineteenth-century home. The Dana-Thomas House features one of Wright’s most impressive displays of leaded glass and one of the largest collections of original Wright-designed furniture. Enjoy a private tour of this breathtaking masterpiece.

Tour includes motor coach transportation, snacks, lunch, admissions and guided tours.

The program is sold out.


Monday, May 21, 2018


7 am – 8 pm, departs from The Rookery Building, 209 S. LaSalle St, Chicago


FLWT members $195; non-members $215

Dana-Thomas House
Courtesy Dana-Thomas House Foundation

Irving House, Decatur, IL:
Courtesy of Marc Willis