Susan Lawrence: The Enigma in the Wright House

This book chronicles the complex life of the woman who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to "remodel" her deceased father's house in Springfield, Illinois, in 1902. Susan Lawrence assumed several names and many roles as she entertained lavishly, traveled the world, championed the rights of women and African-Americans, shared her time and money, and led seekers of spiritual truths. More

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About Roberta Volkmann

Roberta Volkmann is an arts educator and freelance writer living in Springfield, Illinois. She trained as an interpreter of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Dana-Thomas House shortly after the State of Illinois bought it is 1981. She has volunteered there since that time. Over the years Roberta served in many capacities on the Dana-Thomas House Foundation Board including president for two terms. She is the editor of the Dana-Thmas House education resources. Her other published works include travel stories featuring the arts, book reviews, and teacher's guides. She has co-authored with her husband, Carl, "Springfield's Sculptures, Monuments and Plaques."

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