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Icon: McCormick House by Mies van der Rohe

Posted By Daily Icon On August 29, 2011 @ 1:30 AM In Architecture Icons,Icons | No Comments

During 1951-1952, Mies van der Rohe designed the steel, glass and brick McCormick House for real-estate developer Robert Hall McCormick, Jr. A one story adaptation of the exterior curtain wall of his famous 860-880 Lake Shore Drive towers [1], (if you like 860-880 Lake Shore Drive set to music click here [2]) it served as a prototype for an unbuilt series of speculative houses to be constructed in Melrose Park, Illinois.

The McCormick House is one of only three houses built in the United States. by Mies van der Rohe. The Landscape was designed by Alfred Caldwell [3]. The home was moved on August 16, 1994 from its original property at 299 Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst IL, to its present location as part of the Elmhurst Art Museum. The house was de-constructed, separated into units, with each loaded onto a flat bed truck, and began its journey though the streets of Elmhurst to it’s new location at the Museum’s current site in Wilder Park.

McCormick House, 1951-52, Elmhurst, Illinois, by Mies van der Rohe, Restoration DeStefano Partners [4], for the Elmhurst Art Museum [5]

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[1] 860-880 Lake Shore Drive towers: http://www.dailyicon.net/2010/03/krueck-sexton-restores-mies-860-880-lake-shore-drive/

[2] here: http://www.dailyicon.net/2010/07/film-efdemin-there-will-be-singing-chicago/

[3] Alfred Caldwell: http://www.iit.edu/about/history/hall_of_fame/alfred_caldwell.shtml

[4] DeStefano Partners: http://www.dpdesigns.com/

[5] Elmhurst Art Museum: http://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org/

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