Relocation route of McCormick House, Claudia Weber

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. 

By the time the museum opened to the public in 1997, the McCormick House had been physically connected to the museum through a hallway, and its floor plans been altered to better accommodate exhibitions and events in its south wing, and administrative offices in its north part. In 2015, the offices were moved into the main museum building, and since then both wings of the house have become accessible to the public and regularly feature contemporary art exhibitions. In 2018, the hallway was removed and the carport restored to return the house to its former layout as a free-standing structure. The house’s current address is 150 South Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126.