Historic House of Seven Gables to be Relocated in Wheaton, IL

House of Seven Gables, a large red brick mansion, raised on steel beams and wooden supports.

Wolfe House Movers has been contracted to move the Loretto Mansion, also known as the House of Seven Gables, just outside of Chicago in Wheaton, IL. The 115′ long structure has a rich history: designed by architect Jarvis Hunt, the Mansion was built in 1897 by industrialist Jay Morse as a wedding gift to his daughter, Caroline Ely. Formerly owned by the Loretto Convent, the Seven Gables House is know as the “crown jewel” of historic homes in Wheaton.

The approximately 600 ton frame structure with a brick veneer has already been lifted up off its foundation in preparation for a move in August 2017. The house will be moved approximately 500′ across the site to preserve it from demolition and make way for development of the area.

You can read some details about the move here.

You can read an updated article here.