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Uncertain Fate for Wilmette House From 1933 World’s Fair

MJK Homes is willing to subsidize a move for an historic house in Wilmette to get it off the property. Architect John Eifler, of the village’s historic preservation commission, suggests the house could be moved 50 feet and MJK could still build another home on the property. Eifler says the house was built by the Stran Steel Company for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933. The house was one of a dozen Century of Progress homes on display at the fair; five of them were moved to Beverly Shores, Indiana. But Max Kruszewski, a developer from MJK, says the company bought the lot with the intention of moving the house off the property (Chicago Tribune).

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