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Dana/Thomas House Restoration Plans and Documents, 1981-1991

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Finding Aid Published: 1996

Dana/Thomas House Restoration Plans and Documents, 1981-1991

Accession Number: 1995.2

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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Dana/Thomas House Restoration Plans and Documents, 1981-1991
EXTENT:3 linear feet (6 boxes) and flatfile materials
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:This collection of restoration reports, project planning manuals, and historical research pertaining to Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana/Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Manuscripts, typescript papers, printed papers, color photographs, color negatives, photocopies and architectural reprographic prints.
ORIGINATION: Hasbrouck, Wilbert
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:This collection was donated to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives by Wilbert R. Hasbrouck in 1995 and in 2009.

HISTORICAL NOTE:
The Dana/Thomas House (begun 1902, completed 1903) in Springfield, Illinois, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Susan Lawrence Dana, daughter of a wealthy Springfield businessman. In 1943 Dana sold the residence to Charles C. Thomas, a book publisher, who established his business office in the house. When Thomas's business vacated the house in 1981, Governor James R. Thompson and the Illinois state legislature approved the purchase of the house and funded the restoration process (1987-1990) documented in this collection. Wilbert Hasbrouck served as the Project Director for the restoration, coordinating the production of the process and assessment report, conducting historical research, and editing the final report.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The collection consists of plans, historical research, contracts, proposals, object inventories, condition reports, and working manuals, used by the project team during the restoration project.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
The documents are arranged chronologically by date of report or set of drawings.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Dana House (Springfield, Ill.)
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Dana House (Springfield, Ill.)--Conservation and restoration
Dana House (Springfield, Ill.)--History--Sources
Architecture, Domestic--Illinois--Springfield--History--Sources
Architecture, Domestic--Illinois--Springfield--Conservation and restoration
Historic buildings--Illinois--Springfield--Sources
Historic buildings--Illinois--Springfield--Conservation and restoration

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
Flatf.Flatfile

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Michigan, 1995.5
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, 1977.1
Joseph J. Bagley Cottage Collection, 1978.1
Penfield Residence Collection, 1982.3
Wrightiana Collection, 2001.3
Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection, 00.20

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
This collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/access/access.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Dana/Thomas House Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by staff of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1996. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2002.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS


PROJECT PAPERS:
Box.FF 1.1
Proposal: Restoration and conservation planning for the Dana/Thomas House, 301 E. Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL.
Typescript.
12/1981 1
Box.FF 4.1
The Dana-Thomas House Stained Glass Inventory Survey and Secondary Glazing Report.
Typescript. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
01/21/1982 1
Box.FF 4.2
Allen, James Raymond, "The Origins of Contemporary Architecture: Themes for Historical Interpretation in the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Susan Lawrence Dana House."
Typescript. Draft by James Raymond Allen, Chief of Interpretation and Collections, to be used in, "Phase I: Interpretive Plan Development for the Dana/Thomas House State Historic Site." Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
03/1982 1
Box.FF 4.3
Patterson, John, "Frank Lloyd Wright's Downstate Illinois Prairie House: The Evolution of Springfield's Dana-Thomas House."
Typescript. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
04/1982 1
Box.FF 4.4
Taylor, Richard S., "Susan Lawrence."
Typescript. Draft of a biography of Susan Lawrence, original owner and commissioner of the Dana-Thomas House. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
04/1982 1
Box.FF 4.5
Project Manual: Dana/Thomas House, Art Glass Restoration.
Typescript. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
06/23/1983 1
Box.FF 4.6
Proposal for the Preparation of an Historic Structures Report and Restoration Design Services for the Dana/Thomas House.
Typescript. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
07/22/1983 1
Box.FF 4.7
Dana/Thomas House: All Scope of Work Exhibits.
Typescript. To be used as a field reference for remodeling and restoration. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
08/22/1983 1
Box.FF 4.8
Paint Analysis Report for the Dana/Thomas House.
Typescript. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
06/06/1984 1
Box.FF 1.2
Furniture inventory.
Typescript, illustrated.
07/09/1984 1
Box.FF 1.3
Art glass inventory.
Typescript, illustrated.
07/20/1984-07/23/1984 1
Box.FF 1.4
Program for the Dana/Thomas House.
Typescript and floor plans.
12/1984 1
Box.FF 1.5
Program for the Dana/Thomas House.
Typescript and plans.
04/1985 1
Box.FF 1.6
Maintenance for the Dana/Thomas House.
Typescript.
06/1985 2
Box.FF 4.9
Design for the Dana/Thomas House.
Typescript. Includes preservation needs, a preliminary scope of work, preliminary cost estimates, and architectural plans and designs. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
08/1985 2
Box.FF 2.1
Historic structures report.
Typescript.
09/1985 1
Box.FF 2.2
Project manual for Phase I of the Dana/Thomas House restoration.
Typescript. Contracts: General, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and electrical.
05/06/1987 2
Box.FF 5.1
Furniture Inventory.
Typescript. Contracts: General, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and electrical. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
06/1987 2
Box.FF 2.3
Project manual for Phase II of the Dana/Thomas House restoration.
Typescript. Contracts: General, plumbing, and electrical.
10/26/1988 1
Box.FF 3.1
Project manual for Phase IIA of the Dana/Thomas House restoration.
Typescript. Contracts: General, plumbing, ventilating, and electrical.
03/31/1989-06/16/1989 1
Box.FF 3.2
Project manual for Phase III of the Dana/Thomas House restoration.
Typescript. Contracts: General, plumbing, and electrical.
09/25/1989 1

ARCHITECTURAL PLANS:
Flatf. 30.1-30.4
Phase I.
Blueline prints.
07/09/1987 1
Flatf. 30.5-30.8
Phase II.
Blueline prints.
03/31/1989-04/21/1989 1
Flatf. 30.9-30.12
Phase IIA.
Blueline prints. Duplicate of Phase II prints, with handwritten notations.
03/31/1989-04/21/1989 1
Flatf. 30.13-30.15
Phase III.
Blueline prints.
09/29/1989 1

PRINTED:
Box.FF 5.2a
Krohe, James. "The Wright Stuff: Going to a New York Auction to recover what belongs in Springfield," Illinois Times, vol. 13, no. 15.
Photocopy. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
c.12/10/1987 1
Box.FF 5.2a
Wolfson, Joni A. "Rebuilding Wright," Professional Stained Glass Restoration.
Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
10/1989 1
Box.FF 5.2a
Buck, Tom. "Dana house to open as state museum September 7," LifeTimes, vol. 5, no. 5.
Photocopy. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
05/1990 1
Box.FF 5.2a
Klickna, Cinda. "Restoration of original splendor," Times Out.
Photocopy. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
08/06/1990 1
Box.FF 5.2a
"Doing It Up Wright," Springfield Magazine.
Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
09/1990 1
Box.FF 5.2a
Bettendorf, Elizabeth. "Housewarming thrown for Springfield landmark," The State-Journal Register.
Photocopy. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
09/08/1990 1
Box.FF 5.2a
Holbert, Ginny, "Big House on the Prarie," Chicago Sun-Times.
Photocopy. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
09/16/1990 1
Box.FF 5.2b
"All Wright: The Dana-Thomas House."
Printed papers. Regarding opening night festivities after renovation. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
c.1998 2
Box.FF 5.2b
The Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Distinguished Restoration Award.
Photocopy. Honor award to Hasbrouck Peterson Zimoch Sirirattumrong for the Dana/Thomas House Restoration. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
1991 1

FINANCIAL AND LEGAL PAPERS:
Box.FF 5.3
Project contract.
Photocopy. Field copy of the contract between the state of Illinois and architects Wilbert Hasbrouck and Harry Hunderman for the planning of the remodeling and restoration of the Dana/Thomas House. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
c.1983-1984 1
Box.FF 5.4
Construction contract.
Photocopy. Copy of a contract between the architect, Hasbrouck Peterson Associates, and the consultant, Gage-Babcock and Associates, Inc. for the restoration of the Dana/Thomas House. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
12/01/1986 1
Box.FF 5.4
Construction contract.
Photocopy. Copy of a contract between the architect, Hasbrouck Peterson Associates, and the consultant, Gassman Engineers, Inc. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
12/01/1986 1
Box.FF 5.5
Invoices.
Typescript. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
c.1986-1988 1
Box.FF 5.5
Proposed project cost budget.
Photocopy. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
08/16/1988 1

CORRESPONDENCE:
Box.FF 5.6
Harry Hunderman to James Joyce.
Packet sent from Harry Hunderman, project architect, to Joames Joyce, project manager containing copies of the memoranda sent to all contractors involved in the Dana/Thomas House restoration. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
01/07/1985 1
Box.FF 5.6
W.R. Hasbrouck to James Joyce.
Memorandum. Cost estimates for Phase I of Dana/Thomas House Restoration. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
06/11/1987 1
Box.FF 5.6
Dr. Donald P. Hallmark to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Four page letter on the refinishing on the Dana/Thomas House Furniture. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
05/06/1988 1
Box.FF 5.6
William A. Rooney to Wilbert Hasbrouck.
One page letter and news clipping on the Dana/Thomas House restoration. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
09/05/1990 1
Box.FF 5.6
Bernadette Nolan to Marilyn and Wilbert Hasbrouck.
Thank you letter for the Hasbrouck's gift of a Frank Lloyd Wright lamp to the Dana/Thomas House. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
09/06/1990 1
Box.FF 5.6
Marygael Cullen to Wilbert Hasbrouck.
Congratulations on the completion of the Dana/Thomas restoration. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
09/11/1990 1
Box.FF 5.6
Earl W. Henderson to Wilbert Hasbrouck.
Congratulations on the completion of the Dana/Thomas restoration.. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
09/19/1990 1

PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES:
Box.FF 6.1
Restoration
Color negatives. Images of the Dana/Thomas House restoration work being done. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
12/14/1987-05/16/1988, n.d.
Box.FF 6.2
Restoration
Color photographs. Images of the Dana/Thomas House restoration work being done, with descriptive index. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
01/15/1988-01/21/1988.
Box.FF 6.3
Restoration
Color photographs. Images of the Dana/Thomas House restoration work being done, with descriptive index. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
02/02/1988-03/07/1988.
Box.FF 6.4
Restoration
Color photographs. John Squiers, photographer. Images of the Dana/Thomas House restoration work being done, with descriptive index. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
03/25/1988.
Box.FF 6.5
Restoration
Color photographs. Images of the Dana/Thomas House restoration work being done, with descriptive index. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
04/21/1988-05/16/1988.
Box.FF 6.6
Restoration
Color photographs. Images of the Dana/Thomas House restoration work being done, with descriptive index. Gift of Wilbert Hasbrouck, October 2009.
1987-1988.


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