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A Century at Elawa Farm

Built in 1917, Elawa Farm is the truest remaining testament to Lake Forest’s country estates, an era that shaped our city’s character. Elawa’s stunning architecture stands as a lasting monument to that period and to its two preeminent architects, Alfred Hopkins and David Adler. The stories of the Armour and Carroll families who called the farm home illustrate Lake Forest’s rural past. The current stewardship of the restored farm and garden by a public-private partnership exemplifies our community’s present values.

This exhibit, a collaboration between the Historical Society and Elawa Farm, debuted in June 2017 at Elawa Farm. It also traveled to multiple sites in Lake Forest.