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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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  • One thing is for sure, Pleasant home is an offbeat place to visit. I was the lone visitor when I visited the house on a July Sunday. Frankly, the house lacks the distinct, innovative and lovely featur...  more »
  • This is worth a look. The grounds are lovely and there are beautiful interior details beginning with the art glass at the front entrance.  more »
  • Who resides in Oak Park and want a bit of history makes no mistake here. A nice guide tells the story of the House and the family Mills, inventor of the slot machine. The Interior is worth a visit.
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  • Pleasant Home is an amazing historical manor that offers tours and events to the public. The garden is a public Park that's free to walk through. I've been here for murder mystery events as well as silent movies with live piano accompaniment and magic shows. The house and garden are gorgeous and well maintained historical landmarks.
  • Charming home to visit if you enjoy arts and crafts architecture. Our tour guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable. Interesting history of the families that built and resided in the home.
  • Beautiful home. Silent movies on the porch on Friday nights in August.
  • There downstairs is a beautiful venue. It's always lovely to visit when they have an open house event
  • We had my nephews wedding there. It was lovely.
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