Dana-Thomas House, 1902, Springfield, IL. The Dana-Thomas House was built for Susan
Lawrence Dana, a forward-thinking socialite. Because of the unlimited budget of the
patron, Frank Lloyd Wright created some of his finest and most detailed art glass
compositions for Dana’s elaborate home. The art glass designs from nature have been interpreted,
reduced to their basic geometry, and used on more than two hundred windows, doors, skylight panels,
and light fixtures throughout the home. This design is an adaptation from the abstract butterfly motif on the
fan-shaped art glass at the entrance of Dana House.