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Farnsworth House . Plano

Zbigniew Bzdak © Chicago Tribune

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The Farnsworth House surrounded by water as the Fox River overflowed its banks, with floodwaters rising to near the top of the house’s stilt-like steel columns and covering its lower terrace.


The lower terrace was designed to be flooded occasionally, but replacement of the deteriorated travertine and drainage layer will probably be needed.