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More Fun Than A Yacht: The Gentleman Farm Movement

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Dr, Lake Forest

The rapid rise in urban density at the end of the nineteenth century produced nostalgia for the countryside, manifested in “Gentleman Farms.” Well-known architects designed farm complexes that were not only functional but artistic showpieces as well. This lecture recalls the heyday of the Gentleman Farm movement, focusing on local examples in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.