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Now that school is out, that house that’s been under construction by geometry students at Evanston Township High School all year will be moving to its final resting place Monday, necessitating some traffic control measures during the day.

The single-family home, built as part of the Geometry in Construction course at the high school, will be transported to 1941 Jackson Ave., where finishing touches will be applied by local contractors before it is put up for sale to a low-income family.

The house is scheduled to depart the ETHS parking lot at about 9 a.m. and will head east on Lake Street, north on Dodge Avenue, east on Emerson Street, and north on Jackson.

There will be no parking from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. along the moving route, and residents can expect minor delays in accessing homes in the area during this time. Additionally, Jackson Avenue will be closed to parking and traffic between Foster and Emerson Streets.

Inspired by a class in Colorado, the Geometry in Construction course at ETHS provided 56 students with an opportunity to learn math in real-world applications by building the one-story, three-bedroom house of approximately 1,300 square feet in area.

The non-profit Community Partners for Affordable Housing will sell the home to an income-eligible family at an attractive price, the organization promises.

Earlier story:

ETHS ckass to build Evanston home

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...

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