Testing a Prototype

I will move into one wing of the McCormick House for two months as part of an experimental exhibition project. 

Relocation of the McCormick House in 1994

The house was sold in 1991 by its last occupants, Ray and Mary Ann Fick, to the Elmhurst Fine Arts and Civic Center Foundation, and in 1994 the steel structure was cut in half and each transported by truck from its original location at 299 Prospect Avenue to the new campus for the planned Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) in Wilder Park.

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Mies van der Rohe’s Prototype Home

Mies van der Rohe built the McCormick House (1952) in Elmhurst, IL, as a prototype for prefab housing that then could be developed on a larger scale in the western Chicagoland area.

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