Annual Architectural House & Garden Tour - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support

Sunday, September 22, 2019


The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation’s September 22rd House & Garden Tour Annual Benefit will focus on Lake Forest’s Early Estate Era New Growth, North and Lakefront.

The tour includes two early houses by Howard Van Doren Shaw in this 150th anniversary of his birth, 1869-2019; one house by Chicago architects Holabird & Roche (1921), one by Tallmadge & Watson (1896), and one by Russell Walcott (1929).  Garden designs range from early Ellen Shipman to contemporary designers. The tour will highlight this fascinating early period, as well as the modern stewardship and design to be seen.     

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 22, followed by an outdoor reception from 4:00 – 5:00. Before September 18, tickets are $100 or $150 for patrons.  After September 18, general tickets are $125.  

 The Foundation’s fall benefit tours in recent years have focused on historically significant neighborhoods including Stanley Anderson, 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 email or call the Foundation office at 847-234-1230. Thank you for your support.

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