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Mies's McCormick House at Elmhurst - Exclusive Members Restoration Tour

  • Elmhurst Art Museum 150 South Cottage Hill Avenue Elmhurst, IL, 60126 United States (map)

Join Docomomo US/Chicago for an exclusive members only tour of the current restoration project of Mies van der Rohe's McCormick house at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Project architect Heidi Granke, AIA, will give an overview of the project followed by a tour of the work in progress.

In 1952, the celebrated architect Mies van der Rohe, designed a home for Robert Hall McCormick III and his wife, the poet Isabella Gardner. The home is a rare and important example of Mies van der Rohe’s mature style, incorporating elements of his designs for the Farnsworth House (1951) and 860-880 Lake Shore Drive (1951). The McCormick house is one of only three Mies designed single-family houses constructed in the US. The house is now undergoing a multi-faceted restoration program beginning with the reconstruction of the attached carport. More information on the McCormick house here.


10:30  Guests arrive/coffee

10:40  Welcome/Introduction – Elmhurst Art Museum and Docomomo US/Chicago

10:50  Presentation by Heidi Granke, AIA, Project Architect

11:30  Tour of McCormick house

12:00 end

Free for Docomomo US members. Non-members $30.  Proceeds go to funding Docomomo advocacy and documentation efforts.

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