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Pleasant Home, Oak Park

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Pleasant Home, also known as the John Farson House, is a historic home located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, United States. The large, Prairie style mansion was designed by architect George Washington Maher and completed in 1897. The house was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on June 19, 1972. Exactly 24 years later, in 1996, it was declared a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.
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  • The Pleasant Home, also known as the John Farson House, is a historic home located at 217 Home Avenue, at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Home Avenue in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park...  more »
  • Pleasant Home in Oak Park, Illinois, also known as the John Farson House, is considered one of the earliest and most distinguished examples of Prairie School Architecture in the nation. Located at...  more »
  • Just walked past by accident on the way to the conservatory. Stopped in on the way back to the hotel. Interesting comparison and contrast to Frank Lloyd Wright's design by a contemporary at the Sullivan firm. Interested to learn about the former owners. Got to see the second floor which was less formal and more liveable.
  • We recently held a celebration of life at Pleasant Home. The staff could not have been better. The space is fantastic and the guests had lots of room to spread out and spill out on to the porch and grounds. I am told that a/c is in the works. This will make it even better. Alice and Paul were outstanding.

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