Chicago Architectural Salvage

Chicago-Area Historic Mansion Open for Salvaging Saturday, Sept. 8.

In March, an historic, 9,000-square-foot mansion near Chicago sold for $4.58 million, down from its original asking price of $7.5 million. Saturday, it’ll be stripped of its architectural elements in preparation for demolition.

ChicagoMag.com is reporting this morning that the 18-room, 1896 mansion in Glencoe, Ill., will be open to the public this Saturday for an architectural salvage auction conducted by Murco Recyling, Inc. Jodi Murphy of Murco says that everything in the mansion that isn’t structural is available for auction, including the landscaping. Murco’s website lists these items as just a small selection of what’s available: miles of aluminum fencing; antique wrought iron window boxes & balconies, copper gutters, slate roof, paver driveway.

The home, which began as a smaller farmhouse, was once owned by a Chicago Tribune executive. It features a mix of antique architectural elements – such as hand-carved woodwork – as well as newer features, including a kitchen with an estimated $60,000 worth of appliances.

via Chicago Architectural Salvage.