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Booth Cottage on the Move

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.

Due to the current stay-at-home order in Illinois, please do NOT attempt to visit the construction site.

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.

Friday, April 10: Demolition of rear bedroom addition, plus higher-quality photos of carport and chimney demolition.

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Work continues at Booth Cottage, where a rear bedroom addition has been demolished. More photos from late last week are now up on SaveWright.org #FrankLloydWright #historicpreservation #demolition

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Demolition of bedroom addition

Demolition of bedroom addition

Demolition of bedroom addition

Demolition of bedroom addition

Demolition of bedroom addition

Demolition of chimney, with structural supports added

Demolition of chimney, with structural supports added

Demolition of chimney, with structural supports added

Demolition of chimney, with structural supports added

Higher-quality photos of carport demolition

Higher-quality photos of carport demolition

Higher-quality photos of carport demolition

Higher-quality photos of carport 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.

 

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We could watch this non-original port-cochère fall away from Booth Cottage all day! New progress photos up at SaveWright.org #FrankLloydWright #historicpreservation #selectivedemolition #stayhome

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Booth Cottage with demolition of additions underway

Booth Cottage with demolition of additions underway

Booth Cottage with demolition of additions underway

Booth Cottage with demolition of additions underway

Booth Cottage with demolition of additions underway

Booth Cottage after demolition of later additions

Booth Cottage after demolition of added garage

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.

Booth Cottage move preparations 3/31/2020

Booth Cottage move preparations 3/31/2020

Booth Cottage move preparations 3/31/2020

Booth Cottage move preparations 3/31/2020

Booth Cottage move preparations 3/31/2020

Booth Cottage move preparations 3/31/2020

Booth Cottage move preparations 3/31/2020

Booth Cottage move preparations 3/31/2020

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.

Booth Cottage with Construction Fencing

Booth Cottage with Construction Fencing

Utility flags on future site of Booth Cottage

Utility flags on future site of Booth Cottage

Posted on March 23, 2020

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