Exquisite Corpse, Claudia Weber, Mies van der Rohe, sketch, collage, elm paneling, 150 South Cottage Hill Ave

House card; collage with sketch by Mies van der Rohe.

Elm paneling in the McCormick House’s current living room (former Children’s Wing)

After the McCormick House was moved to 150 S Cottage Hill Ave in 1994, its panels were reconfigured. The girl’s bedroom panels were removed as well as the bathroom door and the separating wood panel wall of the storage space, which would have run parallel to the brick wall. The resulting layout in the large open space of the former Children’s Wing now looks identical to one of Mies van der Rohe’s sketched interiors of a prefab steel house (1950s ?).