Annual Architectural House & Garden Tour

Sunday, September 23, 2018
1:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM Tour ~~~~~ 4:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM Reception

The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation’s September 23rd house and garden tour and annual benefit will focus on the legacy of Stanley D. Anderson and the development of the Deerpath Hill Estates. The walking tour will feature homes designed by Stanley D. Anderson, other homes designed by associates of Anderson during the initial development of the 1925-1930 Deerpath Hill Estates, and a bonus of an iconic Anderson home on the east side of Lake Forest.

Stanley D. Anderson is best known for his “Country Georgian” style.  He had a tremendous impact on Lake Forest residential and commercial architecture during his 38 years at the helm of Stanley D. Anderson and Associates. He began his career working for Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1918 and many of Shaw’s influences are seen in Anderson’s work.  In 1924 he established his own firm, Anderson, Ticknor, and Fox which later became Stanley D. Anderson and Associates.  Over the next 60 years, this firm was responsible for more than 30 public and commercial buildings and nearly 200 fine residences. His vision for the Deerpath Hill Estates will be highlighted in this house and garden walking tour.

The annual tour is the primary fundraising event for the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation and proceeds will be used to continue the educational, advocacy and preservation work of the Foundation.  The tour is from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 23, followed by an outdoor reception at Stanley Anderson’s former home from 4:00 – 5:00. Before September 18, tickets are $100 or $150 for patrons.  After September 18, general tickets are $125.  The tour is generously sponsored by Forest & Bluff Magazine, Lake Forest Bank and Trust, Craig Bergmann Landscape Design and DiVinci Painters.

 The Foundation’s fall benefit tours in recent years have focused on historically significant neighborhoods including North Green Bay Road, the Old South Woods, upper Lake Road, Lake Road and Deerpath near Forest Park, Ridge Lane near the corner of Deerpath and Green Bay, “old” Lake Forest along Deerpath and on Sheridan from Deerpath to Walnut, highlighting houses from the 1850s to the early 1900s. As a group, these tours offered attendees a good understanding of the evolution of this remarkable, classically-derived town. This year’s tour will continue to enrich both new and long-term Lake Foresters, increasing their understanding and appreciation for this city’s unique heritage, the reason for the Foundation’s determined efforts to preserve the legacy.  All proceeds benefit local preservation projects and programs.  Support of LFPF, a 501 (c)(3), is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Ticket pick up will be on the day of the tour at Gorton Community Center west entrance from 12:30-1:30 PM.  

Advance ticket price by September 18:

General Ticket ~ $100

Patron Ticket ~ $150

Registered Docent ~ $50

General Ticket after September 18 ~ $125

Please purchase your ticket for this event online by using the button below, or you may call the Foundation office at 847-234-1230. Thank you for your support.

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