Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10/14/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #301 - Van Bergen House

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Road was closed to traffic on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 5 A.M. until 7 P.M.

Historic John S. Van Bergen (Associate Architect of Frank Lloyd Wright) built this house in 1927 for James Irving at 1318 Isabella Street, Wilmette, Illinois.

People gathered to watch this historical event take place.   Some arrived with their pet dogs.   Others came with their cameras.   Still others drove by in their vehicles.

Preservationist Chris Eneck, a member of the Skyline Council-the junior board of Landmarks Illinois has been lobbying hard to keep the Van Bergen house from facing the wrecking ball since February, 2012.

This is a photograph of two story frame and stucco building with three bedrooms.

Signs, tree limbs, electric lights had to be removed.  Overhead utility lines had to be dealt with and permits were needed.

This Prairie School house is being parked at Whole Foods - Parking Lot at Green Bay Road and Isabella, Evanston, Illinois, until its second move.

Anyone want to purchase the land and build their own dream house?   

For more information click here:  http://wilmette.suntimes.com/2014/10/12/van-bergen-house-sails-slowly-evanston/                                                      


  1. looks like a nice school house :)

  2. Wow, big transformation in your area. Great photos !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  3. really very interesting sequence on the transfer of the house, nice photos!

  4. I'm glad that this beautiful example of architecture will be preserved! Great photos of the event.

  5. Great shots of historical place.

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  7. Fascinating. Glad to see the house being preserved.