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Farnsworth House Auctioned Today

by Marshall Mayer last modified Jan 04, 2012 12:05 AM
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NPR has a short segment on Morning Edition about today's auction of the Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, an icon of modernist housing.



From the NRP website:

Farnsworth House, a tiny glass pavilion designed by the late modernist master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, goes on the auction block Friday. Preservationists worry that the new buyer will move the structure from its current site on the banks of the Fox River in Illinois. They say that would destroy its artistic integrity. Chicago Public Radio's Edward Lifson reports.

Listen to the segment. Unfortunately, I could not find any pictures on their site.



Marshall says:
Dec 12, 2003 05:20 AM

I found a good resource on the Farnsworth House at <a href=""></a>.

Marshall says:
Dec 14, 2003 07:16 AM

<p>The <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> is reporting today that a preservationist group submitted the winning bid in the Farnsworth House acution:</p>

<blockquote>A furious, last-ditch round of fund-raising saved Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's famed Farnsworth House from an uncertain future&#8212;even relocation&#8212;as preservationists intent on opening the Plano home to the public bought it Friday at a New York auction for $7.5 million.</blockquote>

<p>The entire story can be found <a href="">here</a>.</p>


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