Thursday, July 12, 2012
The house on 1318 Isabella Street is on the market for $599,000.
A developer who said he would consider demolishing a Wilmette home with ties to Frank Lloyd Wright if it didn’t sell by end of August, may have had a change of heart, according to ChicagoMag.com. Schaumburg-based developer George Hausen told ChicagoMag.com that he “could give [the house] a little more time, probably,” if it didn’t sell by late August. Hausen purchased the house and an adjoining cottage at 1320 and 1318 Isabella Street. He originally planned to demolish the properties until he learned the significance of the structures. In April, Wilmette village trustees approved variations for the lots on 1318 and 1320 Isabella Street to help preserve the two historic structures that are currently there. On 1320 Isabella Street sits …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Preservationists are seeking a buyer for the other historic building on 1318 Isabella Street.
An Oak Brook contractor plans to move a Wilmette cottage with Frank Lloyd Wright ties to Wauconda. Joe Catrambone plans to relocate the cottage at 1320 Isabella St., to his Wauconda lakefront property, according to Wilmette Life. In April, Wilmette village trustees approved variations for the lots on 1318 and 1320 Isabella Street to help preserve the two historic structures that are currently there. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook! Schaumburg-based developer George Hausen owns the land at 1318 and 1320 Isabella Street and was planning to demolition the buildings until he learned the significance of the structures. On 1320 Isabella Street sits a structure designed by Rudolph Schindler, …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wilmette village trustees approved variations for a lot on Isabella Street that will help preserve historic structures by former associates of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The change will help preserve two prairie-style structures in Wilmette.
Wilmette village trustees approved variations for a lot on Isabella Street that will help preserve historic structures by former associates of Frank Lloyd Wright. “For anybody who thinks this is not the right thing to do regarding the lot separation, the zoning board got it absolutely right,” said Trustee Ted McKenna during Tuesday’s board meeting. “I applaud everybody for trying to preserve some homes — some historic homes.” The house on 1318 Isabella St. was designated a “significant” structure by the Wilmette Historical and Architectural Survey because it was designed in 1928 by John Van Bergen, who worked in Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio. On 1320 Isabella St. sits a structure designed by Rudolph Schindler, who ran Wright’s office, …
On April 29, historian Bill Hinchliff will be at the Kenilworth Club, one of the 40-plus buildings designed by George W. Maher, to discuss the building's history and significance in the community.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Content courtesy of The Kenilworth Historical Society. Architect George W. Maher, who lived in Kenilworth, designed more than 40 buildings in Kenilworth, including the Kenilworth Club. For more information about the 40-plus buildings Maher designed or built in the area, read George Washington Maher in Kenilworth, available at The Kenilworth Historical Society. Related article: Historian to Speak About Importance of the Kenilworth Club
Monday, October 10, 2011
Frank Lloyd Wright might have been proud of his Glencoe homeowner Jack Reed, who has been restoring the master architect's prairie-style home since 2003.
If you'd like to know when Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie-style period prevailed, you may not find an easy answer. Some argue his early years in the late 1800s display characteristics of the style. Others put their stock in the period that flourished from 1900 to the end of World War I. And still some contend his genius just continued to grow, showing up in his Usonian homes, built for middle-income America during the Great Depression and after. Regardless of when it took place, his signature period is alive and well in Glencoe, thanks to Wright homeowner Jack Reed. Earlier: Glencoe Awards Wright House and Other Historic Landmarks Since 2003 Reed has invested roughly $4 million in buying and preserving Wright's Glasner House, 850 Sheridan Rd…