The Glencoe Historical Society is beginning preparations to move the original portion of the Wright-designed Booth Cottage to its new location. See our previous coverage for more on why and how this is happening.
This process is expected to take place over the next several weeks, and we will provide updates on the progress below. Bookmark this article or follow us on social media.
Tuesday, May 26: Work is ongoing to prepare for the move, slowed by the impacts of coronavirus. The Glencoe Historical Society requested additional funds from the Village to construct a basement, but the request was denied. Learn more from the Chicago Tribune.
Friday, April 10: Demolition of rear bedroom addition, plus higher-quality photos of carport and chimney demolition.
Tuesday, April 7: Heavy demolition work on the garage and porte-cochère has been completed in the last few days. The removal of these later additions has clearly revealed the original form of the house.
Tuesday, March 31: Workers have made progress on separating the garage and other later additions to the cottage, which aren’t going to be moved. The chimney is being deconstructed above the roofline in preparation for the move.
Monday, March 23: Last week, a construction fence was put up around the house. Utility markings and flags were placed on the Park Lot 7N where the cottage will be moved.
Posted on March 23, 2020