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Thank you. Looking at Wright's drawings from the early period---at least---seems to show an architect intent on covering all the bases . . .

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from what I can gather, most of the work on Booth and Ravine Bluffs appears to have been accomplished by Lloyd with Papa's oversight.

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I am not a subscriber to the Chicago Tribune. Perhaps someone on here who does subscribe can find out what the rest of the article says. The headline reads:

"Glencoe turns down historical society’s request for additional funding for Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Booth Cottage"


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BOOTH COTTAGE ON THE MOVE

According to the latest Conservancy Newsletter, the Booth Cottage is scheduled to be moved sometime next week.


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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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Question for "outside in":

John - are you involved at all with the Booth Cottage? If so, I was wondering what kind of condition the interior is in? According to the article, the plan is of the Glencoe Historical Society 'to restore the exterior and convert the interior'? Any idea how much of the interior - and its layout - may be changed?


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HI David,

No, I'm not involved. The Historical Society and Scott Javore (architect) are doing the lions share of the work. Research has shown that there is very little of the original finishes remaining, and its still unclear where the art glass came from. The fireplace and chimney are not original (lost during the previous move), oak floors are newer, and exterior boards are replacements, so the "restored" cottage will be more of a "recreation" I'm afraid. Regardless, its a very important historical component of the neighborhood and its fitting that it will be placed in a park donated to Glencoe by S. Booth.

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Sort of like George Washington's hatchet.

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[quote=DavidC post_id=105687 time=1590591908 user_id=802]
I am not a subscriber to the Chicago Tribune. Perhaps someone on here who does subscribe can find out what the rest of [url=https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ ... story.html]the article[/url] says. The headline reads:

"[i]Glencoe turns down historical society’s request for additional funding for Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Booth Cottage[/i]"


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Here's a portion of the article:

At a May 21 village board meeting held via video conference, historical society representatives asked village trustees for assistance in infrastructure-related concerns including construction of a new concrete sidewalk, utility connections from the cottage’s foundation to a main line and an underground conduit to generate new electrical service.

The village estimated the work would cost between $45,000 to $50,000. This comes on top of the $15,000 to $20,000 of in-kind services already offered by the village, such as creating utility connections in the right-of-way.
The historical society wants a larger amount of its project budget to go toward a basement that would be used as a workspace and storage facility.

“It would be the sweetspot for the Historical Society,” said Ed Goodale, the group’s immediate past president.
However, the elected officials said that with the village facing budget issues given the COVID-19 outbreak, they did not want to spend additional resources.

“I feel that private funds are more appropriate for this kind of thing, in this time particularly, than additional public funds,” Trustee Barbara Miller said.
“Unfortunately the timing couldn’t be worse,” Trustee Jonathan Vree added. “We have a pretty tight budget nowadays.”

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Thanks for posting that, therman7g.

Do we know if the GHS ended up getting the basement that they wanted?

And, John, thanks for letting me know about the status of the Cottage. Apparently, much was lost and changed over time. But, as you mentioned, it is very good to see the Cottage being saved.


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The full article of https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ ... story.html (and I'm not a subscriber):

Glencoe turns down historical society’s request for additional funding for Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Booth Cottage.

Relocation plans for a Frank Lloyd Wright designed cottage in Glencoe have taken another twist with the Glencoe Historical Society looking to add a basement to the structure’s new site.

At a May 21 village board meeting held via video conference, historical society representatives asked village trustees for assistance in infrastructure-related concerns including construction of a new concrete sidewalk, utility connections from the cottage’s foundation to a main line and an underground conduit to generate new electrical service.

The village estimated the work would cost between $45,000 to $50,000. This comes on top of the $15,000 to $20,000 of in-kind services already offered by the village, such as creating utility connections in the right-of-way.

The historical society wants a larger amount of its project budget to go toward a basement that would be used as a workspace and storage facility.

“It would be the sweetspot for the Historical Society,” said Ed Goodale, the group’s immediate past president.

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However, the elected officials said that with the village facing budget issues given the COVID-19 outbreak, they did not want to spend additional resources.

“I feel that private funds are more appropriate for this kind of thing, in this time particularly, than additional public funds,” Trustee Barbara Miller said.

“Unfortunately the timing couldn’t be worse,” Trustee Jonathan Vree added. “We have a pretty tight budget nowadays.”

The ask was the latest development in a village-wide drama that started last year when a Riverwoods couple sought a demolition permit for the cottage, drawing concerns from preservationist groups given the historic nature of the structure.

The cottage was designed by Wright for attorney and real estate developer Sherman Booth in 1913.

In January, the Glencoe Park District approved an agreement with Glencoe Historical Society that would allow the society to move the three-bedroom cottage from its current 239 Franklin Road location to Park 7N, a distance of less than 1,000 feet.

The historical society would only pay the Park District a nominal fee for the land.

Meanwhile, the historical society is looking to navigate through some drainage issues at the proposed site. GHS officials said they were aware of the water issues when they signed the agreement with the Park District, but were surprised by the extent of the problem.

“We did not anticipate the site being as wet as it is,” said Scott Javore, a local architect who serves on the group’s board.

Goodale said they want to alleviate the drainage issues but that comes with a “significant” cost.

Under the agreement with the Park District, the historical society agreed to raise $300,000 for the cottage’s move and exterior work. Goodale said they have exceeded that amount, but the scope of the project has grown.

“It has been a moving figure and like any construction project, it may continue to increase a little bit,” Goodale said. “Our focus has been to get the cottage there and make it look acceptable from the outside.”
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Thanks, HOJO, for posting that.


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