Highlights – Farnsworth House and Jacob’s House

This morning we depart Chicago and travel to Plano to visit Farnsworth House designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945 and constructed in 1951. It is a vital part of American iconography, an exemplary representation of both the International Style of architecture as well as the modern movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of Modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature.

After this visit we head north towards Madison, Wisconsin and along the way will visit Jacobs House. Designed and constructed in 1936-1937, The First Jacobs is the purest and most famous application of Wright’s Usonian concepts, his ideal of the new world architecture free of previous conventions.

We arrive in Madison, Wisconsin, our base for two nights.

Overnight: Madison (B)

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Image courtesy of Farnsworth House a site of The National Trust for Historic Preservation