Built in 1952, the McCormick house is one of three homes designed by the great German architect, Mies van der Rohe, and built in the United States. It was based on the 860 and 880 Lake Shore Drive apartments in Chicago. It was used as a prototype home to develop a modern style "Leavittown" just west of Chicago. Sadly, that development never came to be.
In 1994 the house was purchased by the Elmhurst Fine Arts and Civic Center Foundation, now the Elmhurst Art Museum. Architectural firm, DeStefano + Partners incorporated the building into the design of the museum which sits in Wilder Park, Elmhurst, Il.
EAM is raising funds to restore the home and furnish it back to it's mid-century style.
The 20 minute video will be shown at the museum alongside the McCormick House.
Foundation Content provided the graphics and post production. Christina Stumpf was the editor. Kyle Shoup, and Jennifer Moody created the amazing graphics.
Narrated by Avram Lothan.