Nine months ago, in a slow motion engineering ballet, the Rees House was moved from 2110 South Prairie Avenue, the place where it was built in 1888, to a safer location up the street and out of the way of the latest McCormick Place expansion.
The historic home now sits at 2017 South Prairie Avenue, and The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel Schell rolled by recently to take a look. He tells us that visually, it gets along fine with the neighbors, and you can’t really tell that it wasn’t always at this location.
That’s good to hear. Hopefully more Chicago architecture can be wheeled away instead of bulldozed into oblivion when its location no longer suits modern times.