Thursday, May 26, 2011

RJA at Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House

Nicole Corbett, a project manager at Robert Juris & Associates, has volunteered her time to become a docent and tour guide at the historic Farnsworth House in Plano, IL for the 2011 season.  The Farnsworth House was designed for Dr. Edith Farnsworth in 1946 by Mies van der Rohe, who is widely regarded as the "Father of Modern Architecture".  Construction was completed in 1951 and this small weekend retreat home is considered to be Mies's masterpiece because of tits innovative design and extreme attention to detail.  Dr. Farnsworth owned this house for approximately 20 years before retiring to Italy and selling it to Lord Peter Palumbo.  Lord Palumbo used it as a vacation home for nearly 30 years before selling it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for nearly $7.5 million dollars.  Tours are available April-November and advanced reservations are appreciated.  Please visit for more information.  

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