The Spring 2017 Classroom Journey bus trip is now sold out.
Explore the Reddick Mansion in Ottawa and Farnsworth (Glass) House in Plano
Thursday, May 18 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Discover an unusual Italianate-style home, distinct for the period of the 1850s, and a more modern structure from the 1950s.
Historically important and architecturally unique, the Reddick Mansion anchors Washington Square in Ottawa, the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Built in 1855, this charming 22-room Italianate mansion was possibly the most expensive and ornate private home built in Illinois before the Civil War.
Farnsworth House is an exemplary representation of both the International style of architecture as well as the modern movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature.
Accompanying us on the bus will be Russel Francois, architect and firm principal from Francois Associates Architects, LLC, sharing his vast knowledge about architecture.
$55.00 for members | $70.00 for non-members
The bus will depart at 7:30 am from the ISU Office of Parking and Transportation parking lot, 709 N Main St, Normal, and will return at 5:00 pm.
Cost includes transportation, site fees, a snack and lunch at Uptown Grill in LaSalle.
* Wear comfortable shoes for extended periods of walking and standing