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Pleasant Home Foundation
Oak Park, IL

The Pleasant Home, also known as the John Farson House, is located in the heart of Oak Park, Illinois, one of the nation's most architecturally significant villages, Pleasant Home is an architectural treasure designed in 1897 by noted Prairie Style architect George W. Maher for investment banker and philanthropist John W. Farson.

Pleasant Home is one of the earliest and most distinguished examples of the Prairie School of architecture. Pleasant Home was named a National Historic Landmark, joining Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio and Unity Temple as the only National Historic Landmarks in Oak Park.

The Pleasant Home Foundation, established as a non-profit organization in 1990, is dedicated to preserving and restoring this 30-room architectural jewel. The Foundation strives to create a home which is a dynamic museum, a lasting tribute to Maher. Pleasant Home will provide exciting opportunities to learn about the history and architecture of the early 20th century expressed through the lives of the Farson and Mills families, the home's early owners, and architect George W. Maher.

The Foundation further seeks to document, interpret, and preserve important historical facets of Oak Park social and cultural life during the first quarter of the 20th century, especially as documented in the lives of the Farson and Mills families.

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Donations are used for the restoration and operation of historic Pleasant Home, an 1897 Arts & Crafts mansion by noted architect George W. Maher.

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