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Featured Story:  Farnsworth House

 

14520 River Road, Plano


One of the most significant residential designs of the 20th century—architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House—was saved in late-2003 through a joint effort by Landmarks Illinois (LI), the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), and the Friends of the Farnsworth House.

The iconic steel-and-glass house, which was completed in 1951, is located on the banks of the Fox River, 60 miles southwest of Chicago. It was built as a weekend retreat by Edith Farnsworth, who subsequently sold it in 1972 to Peter Palumbo, a British arts patron who had restored several other historic properties ... FULL STORY

 

Photo credit: Mel Theobald
 

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