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Edith Farnsworth House, Fox River & Milbrook Roads, Plano, Kendall County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB437398
General View From The Southwest, Showing South Elevation

HB437399
South Elevation, Detail Of Porch, Seen From Southwest

HB437400
General View From The Southeast, Showing South Elevation

HB437401
South Elevation

HB437402
South Elevation Detail Of Entrance

HB437403
South Elevation, Detail Of Entrance And Eastern Bays, Seen From East

HB437404
South Elevation, Eastern Bays

HB437405
North And West Elevations

HB437406
North Elevation

HB437407
North Elevation, Seen From Northeast


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Item Title


Location
Fox River & Milbrook Roads, Plano vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1105
Significance: Conceived in 1946, the Farnsworth House was intended to be a prototype for all glass buildings. Though small in size, it is monumental in its purity of form, refinement of detailing, sumptuous materials and flawless craftsmanship. The floor plan is completely open, and the structure is directly expressed.

Related Names
Mies Van Der Rohe, Ludwig


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM THE SOUTHWEST, SHOWING SOUTH ELEVATION
2. SOUTH ELEVATION, DETAIL OF PORCH, SEEN FROM SOUTHWEST
3. GENERAL VIEW FROM THE SOUTHEAST, SHOWING SOUTH ELEVATION
4. SOUTH ELEVATION
5. SOUTH ELEVATION DETAIL OF ENTRANCE
6. SOUTH ELEVATION, DETAIL OF ENTRANCE AND EASTERN BAYS, SEEN FROM EAST
7. SOUTH ELEVATION, EASTERN BAYS
8. NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS
9. NORTH ELEVATION
10. NORTH ELEVATION, SEEN FROM NORTHEAST


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