17 September 2008

Oh, Beloved Farnsworth House

Angela & Brian, The Farnsworth House, 1999

Right after Brian and I were married, we made our first visit to The Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois -- a wonderful modernist masterpiece designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. We love it there. (I remember still feeling very newly-weddedly on our visit -- even though we were an item for six years before we actually tied the knot.) And since we haven't been back for years, and ownership has since changed (it was purchased from Lord Peter Palumbo in December 2003 by a group of local preservationists), we were just talking about making a pilgrimage there. But the rain seemed to have hit the Farnsworth House too. It's not the first time this has happened, but it's really pretty devastating.

Screen shot of farnsworthhouse.org

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