Frank Lloyd Wright Dana-Thomas House Birdhouse
Dana-Thomas House Birdhouse Springfield, IL 1902 Frank Lloyd Wright is recognized world-wide as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. His work heralded a new thinking in architecture, using innovation in design and engineering made possible by newly developed technology and materials. His creative ability extended far beyond the border of architecture to graphic design, furniture, art glass, textiles, and decorative products for the home. The Dana-Thomas House is a brilliant showcase of craftsmanship in detailed art glass doors and windows, light fixtures, terra cotta sculpture, planters, and an exquisite mural. This well-preserved home is one of the most complete in every detail of Wright’s early Prairie houses. The entrance to the Dana-Thomas House is designed in the shape of a large Romanesque semi-circular arch around the door with a rectangular band of windows above. The house was designed to be used for entertaining large groups of people, and was used as a meeting place for organizations and charities as well as elegant parties. This historic site is open for public tours. The Dana-Thomas House Birdhouse design features the southern entrance to the main house on the front piece of clear acrylic as a laser etched image. The opening and floor plan is sized for chickadees and house wrens who like their homes to be four to ten feet above the ground. The birdhouse sides are pine the roof cedar, both woods are finished in an exterior stain. The house is assembled using exterior glue, stainless steel nails and black oxide screws. The base is removable for housekeeping. A hanger bracket is included. Dimensions: 9” x 9” x 9” tall. Made in U.S.A., the feeder is handcrafted by Drew Kelley at his workspace at The Foundry, an incubator and creative maker-space on Northampton Street in Buffalo, NY.