Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Sunday, June 13

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On Dec. 12, Sotheby's of New York will place the historic Farnsworth House on the auction block. The only way to get a tour of the property? Call the head of Sotheby's and request a private tour; or, make a donation of $1 million or so, boosting the campaign by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois to buy the house. They believe the house is threatened, and you too can make a donation to save the Mies van der Rohe treasure (PDF).

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