Sherman Booth Cottage Moved

This is the foundation of the Frank Lloyd Wright – designed Sherman Booth Cottage (1913) which was moved to its new home in a park about one tenth of a mile away in suburban Glencoe, Illinois Tuesday July 21, 2020. The cottage was threatened with demolition by the new owners of the lot it has stood on since 1916. With the help of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the nonprofit Glencoe Historical Society acquired the home and hopes to remodel it and turn it into a museum and research center. The diminutive home, built for Wright’s attorney Sherman Booth while his larger Wright home was being built nearby, is said by some Wright aficionados to be a precursor to his post-1936 Usonian home designs. There are five other Wright homes in the nearby Ravine Bluffs neighborhood.

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