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A LEGO Experience: The Farnsworth House

Saturday, October 20, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Gorton Community Center, 400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest
$30 members; $35 non-members

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In conjunction with the upcoming Local Legends Event honoring John H. Bryan, the Historical Society was proud to host a sellout children’s LEGO® architectural program featuring the iconic Farnsworth House. 

Children built the LEGO® Farnsworth House kit and had the opportunity to bring their own LEGO® house design for an architectural competition judged by prominent architect Mr. Laurence Booth. Tina Strauss shared the story of the Farnsworth House as background to the model making. This event proved to be the perfect setting for all future architects and preservationists!

Mr. Bryan, who played a significant role in preserving the Farnsworth House, says, “There is no building more important in modern architecture.”  Designed by master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the steel and glass structure was built in 1951 as a weekend retreat on the Fox River.  With its large glass windows and minimalist interior, it is one of the most famous examples of modernist residential architecture.

Tickets were $35, $30 for Historical Society Family Members, and included a LEGO® kit of the Farnsworth House (a $60 value!).