After calling the Whole Foods parking lot on the border of Wilmette and Evanston its temporary home for the last several months, the historic Irving House designed by architect John Van Bergen finally made its big journey to its permanent address near Crawford Avenue and Old Glenview Road in Evanston. Originating from Wilmette, the 87 year old home designed by Prairie-era architect John S. Van Bergen was the focus of a preservation battle which resulted in the home being sold for just $10 to architect and preservationist Chris Enck. In an effort to save the home from demolition, Enck teamed up with Landmarks Illinois and the City of Evanston and worked out a plan to have the home relocated to Evanston, where it will remain permanently. The first part of the move began last October when the home was uprooted from original location and moved to the former Dominick's parking lot. Today, the home crawled at a 1 MPH pace to reach its final destination.
·JVB Irving House Move [City of Evanston]
·Dirsmith Construction [Facebook]
·Historic Van Bergen House Makes Move Across North Shore [Curbed Chicago]