Restoration to reveal historical building's facade

  • The McCormick House, designed by architect Mies van der Rohe, originally featured an iconic "carport" entrance, visible in this November 1952 photo, that was obscured by an addition to connect the house to the Elmhurst Art Museum.

    The McCormick House, designed by architect Mies van der Rohe, originally featured an iconic "carport" entrance, visible in this November 1952 photo, that was obscured by an addition to connect the house to the Elmhurst Art Museum. Courtesy of Hedrich Blessing Archive, Chicago Historical Society

  • A restoration project to be completed by summer will reveal the original facade of the McCormick House, which has been hidden for more than 20 years.

    A restoration project to be completed by summer will reveal the original facade of the McCormick House, which has been hidden for more than 20 years. Courtesy of Heritage Architecture Studio and LP Studio Inc.

  • Artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is creating an architectural intervention to be called "Seeing Red," shown in this rendering, in conjunction with the restoration of Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House in Elmhurst.

    Artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is creating an architectural intervention to be called "Seeing Red," shown in this rendering, in conjunction with the restoration of Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House in Elmhurst. Courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum

 
Elmhurst Art Museum submission
Updated 2/23/2018 1:46 PM

By this summer, visitors to the Elmhurst Art Museum will see a restored work that's been hidden for more than two decades: the original facade of renowned architect Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House.

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