Moving the Landmark Harriet F. Rees House in Chicago — October 2 2014

To make way for a $600 million entertainment district project, the 126-year-old landmark Harriet F. Rees House will be relocated about a block from its current address on S. Prairie Avenue in Central Chicago, an area of the city steeped in culture and history. The smaller coach house will be moved first, followed by the larger main house in early November.

The Rees House was named a Chicago landmark in 2012, and is one of several historic homes that remain standing on Prairie Avenue. Harriet Rees was the widow of real estate pioneer and land surveyor, James H. Rees. She lived in the home until her death in 1892.

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Photo credit: Harry Carmichael