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Pleasant Home, Oak Park

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Pleasant Home, also known as the John Farson House, is a landmark Prairie Style house museum located in the heart of Oak Park, Illinois, one the nation’s most architecturally significant villages.

Pleasant Home is a national architectural treasure, designed in 1897 by prominent Prairie Style architect George W. Maher for investment banker and philanthropist John W. Farson. The home is one of the earliest and most distinguished examples of Prairie School architecture and is the finest surviving example of Maher’s work. Though Maher designed more than 300 structures in the Unites States, Pleasant Home is the only Maher building open to the public as a museum.
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  • Since Pleasant Home is across the street from our apartment, it is easy for us to see it and visit it when activities are happening there. The Home has undergone repairs during the last five years and...  more »
  • The Pleasant Home, also known as the John Farson House, is an historic home located at 217 Home Avenue in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Home Aven...  more »
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  • Docent wonderful.. have been passing by and enjoying outside for years so glad I went inside today
  • Definitely take a guided tour. The docent points out architectural details that you might not notice on your own. Teachers are free.

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