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, …
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, …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Historian Bill Hinchliff will be at the Kenilworth Club April 29 to speak about its history and significance in the community.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Bill Hinchliff remembers spending time at The Kenilworth Club as a teen during the 50s. On April 29, he’ll be back at the club to discuss the importance of the building and its preservation. Completed in 1907, The Kenilworth Club is considered “as a masterpiece – perhaps the masterpiece – of George W. Maher’s mature prairie style,” according to the club’s website. “[Maher] worked in the style of Wright,” Hinchliff said. “He lived in Kenilworth, he did some 40 buildings here.” Check back tomorrow for a map of Maher’s buildings in Kenilworth, along with their history. Like other prairie styles, Maher’s incorporated a lot of autumn colors and earthy hues. The horizontal structure extends over the site “almost as if it were hugging the …