Landmarks Illinois & Illinois Department of Natural Resources Present:
"Wright's Roots: The Origins of Frank Lloyd Wright" 
Wednesday, October 25
Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site 
4 p.m.
Detail of a glass window inside the the Susan Lawrence Dana House. 
(Credit: Illinois State Historic Preservation Office)

Landmarks Illinois and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division, will host a free lecture  led by Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, at the Dana-Thomas House, a National Historic Landmark, in Springfield. 

The roughly hour-long lecture will examine Frank Lloyd Wright's earliest work in the 1880s through 1904, with the completion of the Susan Lawrence Dana House.

This lecture is free, but space is limited. Please register by contacting Landmarks Illinois Springfield Office Director Frank Butterfield, at 217-836-2524 or
Tim Samuelson (Credit: Thomas Marlow)
About Tim Samuelson 

Tim Samuelson, cultural historian for the City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, has been instrumental in celebrating and protecting Chicago's past. His job is that of spokesperson, historian and storyteller, a wide-ranging position that requires him to tell the spirit and the history of Chicago through exhibits, public programs and collaboration with other public institutions. Samuelson is highly regarded for his stewardship of the cultural and architectural history of the city at the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and Chicago Historical Society. In 2004, cartoonist Chris Ware and Ira Glass of "This American Life" published "Lost Buildings," a book and DVD based on Samuelson's life and the preservation of Chicago's historic buildings.
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