Day: September 14, 2008

Architectural Icon Farnsworth House Under Water

The storms in the Midwest from Hurricane Ike and related weather systems have resulted in flooding at the Farnsworth House , a modernist architectural icon and National Trust Historic Site.  National Trust Graham Gund Architect Barbara Campagna posted a report on the PreservationNation blog which describes the impact.  Site Director Whitney French and other staff and volunteers from Trust partner Landmarks Illinois are on site and made this short video on Saturday which shows the water rising at the site. Stay connected to for updates as the situation develops. More to come… DJB

Monument Valley

Today’s Washington Post Magazine had a travel-related article on Monument Valley in Utah.  The author is a huge fan of John Ford’s classic Western The Searchers and he went to Monument Valley in search of sites from the film. We had just visited Monument Valley in August, so the article brought back fond memories of our vacation.  Everyone who travels to this special place takes photographs because the landscape is so evocative.  You’ll find a gallery online in the Post website, and I’ve added a few here from the Brown family collection. More to come… DJB