Friday, September 26, 2008

Houston, We Have Another Old House to Save

The Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

As if our hearts weren't bruised enough by Hurricane Ike, news comes from Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois that the Farnsworth House, the famous modernist masterpiece by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was flooded by the remnants of Ike. Above is a photo dated 9/14/08 from their website. As the water has now receded, the clean-up and preservation work will begin. You can make donations and/or keep up with the progress via the Farnsworth House site.

I made my on-line donation this morning, as this is one of the places I want to visit before I die and I've told you previously, I'm vintage verging on antique; so the work has to be completed soon!

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