Photos & Videos

This gallery collects just a few of the images and videos that chronicle the story of Farnsworth House, its unique architecture and its remarkable relationship with the landscape around it.

Discussion Forum – Full Video

April 2014 the Trust held a series of Discussion Forum meetings in Chicago. These meetings were attended by an invited group of experts and stakeholders to learn more about the options for flood mitigation at Farnsworth House. This video is the unedited footage of the presentation portion of the meeting.

Hydraulic System Animation

Robert Silman and Associates has prepared the following animated demonstration of how the hydraulic system proposed in Option C would function.

After the Flood

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When the waters recede staff can reenter the House, inspect the degree of damage and begin to clean up.

Photo © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Severe Flood Event

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This image shows one of the most severe recent flood events. The water is well above the floor level, inundating the entire interior of the house.

Photo © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preparing for the flood

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Whenever a flood event is predicted the Farnsworth House staff leap into action. They elevate all of the movable furnishings out of harms way, as seen here in a photo from the 2007 flood event.

Photo © National Trust for Historic Preservation