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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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  • Oak Park, as an area, is interesting for its architecture and Pleasant Home is an enjoyable place to visit. Only $5 gets you entry to the lower floor. Some good period features and the staff (voluntee...  more »
  • I'm a member of a partner museum, so I got free admission for me and my mom. In the context of it being free and taking up some empty time in our itinerary, Pleasant Home was an ok stop. But I wouldn'...  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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