Restoration Begins on the Farnsworth House

Restoration Begins on the Farnsworth House

Sarah Coffey
Oct 7, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, during record-breaking rains in the Midwest, Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House fell victim to flooding in Plano, Illinois. Now the restoration is underway, and site manager Whitney French is blogging the process...

As contractors and conservators try to bring Mies van der Rohe's masterpiece back to life, the home has reopened for special tours. A $100 donation to the restoration effort will buy you a first-hand look at the damage and a guided tour by Ms. French. Director-led tours are being held on Wednesdays through the month of October. On the weekends, a $50 donation buys a docent-led tour of the flood damage. For more information, click here.

Photos: Landmarks Illinois via

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