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Flood Endangers Architectural Landmark

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The Farnsworth House near Plano, Illinois, is a landmark of modernism. The home—designed by famed architect Mies Van der Rohe—was completed in 1951 close to the Fox River. And today its staff is dealing with the aftermath of the latest of a half-dozen floods that have hit the property in its lifetime. Farnsworth House Historic Site Director Whitney French says this time she and her colleagues were able to take some steps to limit the damage.

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