Maps & Documents

Maps & Documents 2017-09-14T14:51:05-05:00

Farnsworth House has been extensively documented and studied. This gallery collects a small sampling of documentation pertinent to the Flood Mitigation Project.

2017-09-14T14:27:10-05:00

Silman Report: Barrier Wall (Option E)

Silman was retained by the National Trust to conduct a preliminary study (download here, PDF) of schemes that would rely on the construction of a sub-grade barrier system around the Farnsworth House that would be [...]

2017-09-14T14:24:19-05:00

Silman Report: Buoyant Foundation (Option D)

Silman was retained by the National Trust to conduct a preliminary study (download here, PDF) of a scheme that would rely on natural buoyancy to lift the Farnsworth House above flood waters during a flooding [...]

2017-09-14T14:34:33-05:00

Thornton Tomasetti – Feasibility Study

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 [...]

2017-09-14T14:38:32-05:00

Wright Water Engineers – Hydrology & Flood Risk

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 [...]

2017-09-14T13:59:45-05:00

Silman Report

Robert Silman Associates (RSA) prepared an in-depth analysis of the three best scenarios for permanent flood mitigation based on the preliminary study provided by Thorton Tomasetti and the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Panel.

2014-04-24T16:30:23-05:00

Aerial views of the site

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 [...]

2017-01-12T10:27:26-05:00

Farnworth House Floodway Map

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"