02/20/2012 10:16 am ET Updated Apr 21, 2012

Is The Wrecking Ball Pointed At Historic Wilmette Home?

In what could be a stunning architectural loss, a beautiful Wilmette residence with ties to three prominent 20th century architects--including Frank Lloyd Wright--could be demolished by a new owner who inquired last week about razing the site for new construction.

Lost would be the James B. Irving House, built in 1928 on a spacious tree-lined lot on Isabella Street and designed by John S. Van Bergen, a Wright protege who became an important architect designing homes in Oak Park, River Forest and along the North Shore. The parcel includes a smaller home built in 1920 at the rear of the yard--a former temporary residence built by Irving.

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