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Van Bergen-designed House and FLW Studio-designed Cottage
Need New Owners

After purchasing a Prairie-style house and cottage on adjoining lots as a tear-down opportunity, a developer agreed to re-sell the house and allow the cottage to be moved in response to concerned preservation organizations. A new house will be built on the lot where the cottage resides and the cottage is available for relocation to anyone who can move it by the end of May, 2012. Some locals hope a location can be found to retain the structure in Wilmette.


The residence was designed by noted Prairie School architect John Van Bergen in 1928 and the cottage, built in 1920, was designed by Frank Lloyd Write Studio-employee Rudolph Schindler on behalf of Wright, as a temporary residence for Mr. Irving. The developer, unaware of the architectural significance of the buildings at the time of purchase, offered the compromise and agreed to assistance from Landmarks Illinois, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and the blog site PrairieMod.
For more information on the Van Bergen-designed house, contact: Lisa DiChiera at Landmarks Illinois.
For more information on the FLW Studio-designed cottage, contact: Janet Halstead at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.



Wilmette Life
May 16, 2012

March 8, 2012

Lee Bey, WBEZ
February 22, 2012

February 17, 2012







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