"Important 20th Century Design Followed By The Farnsworth House, 1945-1951" 2003



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The Farnsworth House is a historical house designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945 and 1951. The house was constructed as a one-room weekend retreat in a rural setting in Plano, Illinois, southwest of Chicago's downtown. The steel and glass house was commissioned by Edith Farnsworth.

Van der Rohe created a 1,500-square-foot (140 m2) structure that is widely recognized as an example of International Style of architecture. The retreat was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006, after being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Currently, the house is owned and operated as a house museum by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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