[Sitings] The Farnsworth House in Plano, Ill.

Posted on: March 30th, 2013 by Mame McCully 2 Comments

Mies van der Rohe's iconic Farnsworth House is located about an hour west of downtown Chicago in Plano, Illinois. Conceived in 1945 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth, the home was completed in 1951.
Conceived in 1945 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth, the home was completed in 1951.

Plano, Illinois is a small town about an hour from Chicago, but what many don’t know is that it’s home to The Farnsworth House, an internationally known piece of architecture by famous architect Mies van der Rohe. Sitting alongside the Fox River, the glass-walled home is truly an experience for architecture and design lovers.

If you are in Chicago, don’t miss this gem and the chance to sneak away from the Windy City to see what else Illinois has to offer. Tours begin April 3; visitors are encouraged to get their tickets online in advance.

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

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2 Responses

  1. Sophie Dufrasnes

    March 30, 2013

    Do you have more pictures of this house?

  2. Philip Buchanan

    March 31, 2013

    The Plainfield Historical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to historic Plano Saturday, May 4, 2013. Departure will be at 9:00am and return at 4:30pm. The cost includes bus fare, 4 stops of historical interest, and lunch. We already have 15 reservations so sign up soon. For further information contact Nicki Alander at 815-436-6163.