Monday, November 10, 2014

Historic Rees Home Set for Move Down the Block on Tuesday & Wednesday

It's time to move a historic house down the block!

There has been a lot of discussion and posts about the impending move of the historic Rees House from 2110 S. Prairie to 2017 S. Prairie to make way for the proposed McCormick/DePaul arena.

Last month the coach house was moved (click here to see a video of that).  Now comes the actual moving of the house (via Curbed Chicago).  
Image from Curbed Chicago (via Harry Carmichael)
The Harriet F. Rees House is loaded up on a large dolly and ready to make its big move just a block down the street. A previous timeline had indicated that the landmark home would be moved from its current location at 2110 S. Prairie Ave. to 2017 S. Prairie Ave in the first week of November, and now Thornton Tomasetti, the project managers for the move, are revealing that workers will be moving the home on Monday, November 10 Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11th and 12th.
UPDATE: Although contractor Thornton Tomasetti had indicated that the move would begin next Monday, the official word now from McPier is that the move will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 8am to 12pm and will continue the following day, also from 8am to 12pm.

If you're around it should be an interesting thing to witness if you're around and have some time.

(Hat tip:  SR!)

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