Testing a Prototype

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

A House in Different States

Transportation of McCormick House

Sources: Unknown

The third family who lived in the McCormick House, the Ficks, sold it to the museum in 1991. The house was gutted and transported in 1994 from 299 Prospect Ave to 150 South Cottage Hill Ave.

Relocation of the McCormick House in 1994

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. 

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Mies van der Rohe’s Prototype Home

Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House on 299 Prospect Avenue

Source: Hedrich Blessing Archive / Chicago Historical Society

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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