Flood waters threaten Plano's historic Farnsworth House

High water from the swollen Fox River threatens the Mies van der Rohe-designed Farnsworth House in Plano. ((Chopper7 image))

April 23, 2013 10:06:19 AM PDT
High water is threatening the Farnsworth House, an architectural treasure in far west suburban Plano, Ill.

PHOTOS: Floods threaten Farnsworth House

Designed by Mies van der Rohe, Farnsworth House is surrounded by water from the swollen Fox River. The modernist one-bedroom home is elevated by columns, which act as stilts.

So far the house is above the water.

The Farnsworth House was built in 1951 and is a national historic landmark.