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House move to affect traffic Monday morning

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If you’re traveling on streets between Evanston Township High School and the 2100 block of Dewey Avenue Monday morning, your trip may be delayed by a slow-moving house.

The house was built by 99 students in the “Geometry in Construction” course at the high school, who do this each year as a way to provide real-life meaning to the often obscure principles of geometry.

Many of the students are freshmen and sophomores who eventually land in Advanced Placement courses in mathematics at the school.

When the school year ends, a new house sits beside the tennis courts on the south side of the school building, and a big truck comes to pick it up and haul it to a site donated by the City of Evanston designated for sale to a low-income family.

This year’s house will depart ETHS and travel east on Lake Street, north on Dodge Avenue, east on Simpson Street, north on Ashland Avenue, and west on Payne Street before reaching its final destination at 2142 Dewey Ave..

There will be no parking along parts of the moving route, and people who live along the route can expect minor delays accessing their homes during the move. Payne Street west of Dewey Avenue and Dewey Avenue north of Payne Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., when the move should be completed.

If you’re interested in buying a house cheap, and your household income does not exceed 120 percent of the area’s median income, you should contact Community Partners for Affordable Housing at (847) 681-8746, or call the city at 3-1-1.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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