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Farson, John, House

Oak Park, Illinois
County of Cook.
217 Home Avenue
National Register Number: 72000454
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: IL-7 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 19, 1996):
The John Farson House is one of the earliest and most distinguished examples of the Prairie School designed just as that regional expression of the Arts and Crafts movement was taking form in the Midwest. It is the earliest surviving Prairie School house in which the building and its interiors were carefully integrated according to an ornamental scheme, which the designer, George Maher, called motif rhythm theory. The house is the finest surviving example of George Maher's work.

Condition:
There is no threat to the landmark at this time.

Repairs to the roof, stablization and gutter work were completed according to the Secretary of the Interior's standards.


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