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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.

This process is expected to take place over the next several weeks, and we will provide updates on the progress. Bookmark this article or follow us on social media.

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

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

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

Posted on March 23, 2020

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