510 E. Etna Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 433-9600
Fax: (815) 433-9696
While the borders of the greater Chicago area now extend well beyond its original lakeside locale, the fringes of the city were once a contentious boundary between white settlers and native tribes. The Indian Creek Massacre was one such flare up of this conflict, in which Potawatomi and Sauk warriors retaliated for an assault on a tribesman by a settler at an illegally constructed dam. In the aftermath of this attack, several settlers fled to the protection of frontier forts such as adjacent Fort Dearborn, adding to the growing number of settlers who were filling out the grounds of modern day Chicago.
The celebrated Farnsworth House acts as a fine example of modernist domestic architecture. It was constructed between 1945 and 1951. The house spans over a 60-acre (24-hectare) estate in close proximity to the Fox River that flows through the south of Plano City, Illinois. It is basically a one-room weekend retreat and predominantly a glass and steel structure. The finely-created 1500 square-foot (139 square-meter) house is broadly accepted as a masterpiece defining International Style of architecture. The striking design and landscaping makes for a great backdrop to plan an event. Catering services and provision for beverages is made in the house from excellent caterers.