Farnsworth House has been extensively documented and studied. This gallery collects a small sampling of documentation pertinent to the Flood Mitigation Project.
Memo confirming the height required to lift the building for the fill scheme.
Thornton Tomasetti completed a preliminary feasibility study (download here, PDF) on ways to alleviate the threat to the house from flooding. The report documents the existing design loads, analyzes the existing connections and initiates a
Wright Water Engineers conducted a study to assess the hydrology and flood risks of the house and surrounding lands. Their report (download here, PDF) confirmed that peak discharges and the frequency of flood events have
Side-by-side these two views of the area close to Farnsworth House show a changing landscape. At left the 1939 view shows an agricultural landscape. By 2009 much more of the area is forested and the
Download the complete text of the Application for National Historic Landmark status.
This map shows the location of Farnsworth House relative to the Fox River in flood stage. It also shows the line for "100 year floods"