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Come See a Historic House Getting Rolled Down the Street

In a Chicagoland suburb last weekend, an 87-year-old Prairie-style abode got lifted off its foundations and transported across town. Designed by early-20th-century architect John S. Van Bergen, the house escaped demolition by appealing to Chris Enck, a 31-year-old local architect. To save the house, Enck hired a team of movers to hitch and haul the house (using a flatbed truck!) half a mile to an empty grocery store parking lot, where it will sit until preservation-minded folk in area find it a new permanent site.

More photos of the big maneuver, over at Curbed Chicago. >>