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Pleasant Home

Pleasant Home

Pleasant Home was designed in 1897 by noted architect George W. Maher for investment banker and philanthropist John W. Farson and his wife Mamie Ashworth Farson. The design of Pleasant Home broke with the traditional Queen Anne and colonial revival styles of most of the homes in Oak Park. From rollerskating gatherings, to dining rooms laden with pranks and hidden compartments to hide liquor during prohibition, Pleasant Home will keep you guessing with its rich and entertaining history. Join us as we explore this 30-room architectural gem that’s a showcase of craftsmanship and artistry.

  • 1.

    Venus in a Housecoat

    Venus in a Housecoat

  • 2.

    A Prankster's Game

    A Prankster's Game

  • 3.

    Machines of Amusement

    Machines of Amusement

  • 4.

    Health Nut

    Health Nut

  • 5.

    Prince of Entertainers

    Prince of Entertainers

  • 6.

    Hide the Hooch

    Hide the Hooch

  • 7.

    Wanna Whole Lotta House

    Wanna Whole Lotta House

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