Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall (1874-1944) left a distinctive mark on Chicago's lakefront and downtown buildings as well as estates in the north and west suburbs in the early decades of the 20th century. Preservation Foundation member Steven Monz will share his passion...Read more
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Interested in Lake Forest and Lake County in the early days when this area was just beginning be mapped for development? Save the Date for this interesting panel discussion on the history of maps and the area in collaboration with the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff History...Read more
Sunday, May 3, 2020
On Sunday, May 3rd, the Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting and Historic Preservation Awards at Gorton Community Center beginning at 2:00 pm followed by a special member and guest reception at a beautiful nearby historic home. Location of the reception will be provided...Read more
Friday, June 19, 2020
5:30 - 7:30pm
The Preservation Foundation invites you to a late afternoon garden stroll in a beautiful Lake Forest garden. More details to follow. Reservations are required. Members $25, non-members $40.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020
10:00am or 1:00pm
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is pleased to present a docent-guided tour of Crab Tree Farm. The tours will feature the restored 1911 dairy farm buildings that now house an extensive Arts and Crafts collection of furniture and artwork including a limited time...Read more
Saturday, September 30, 2017
1:00-4:00 PM Tour; 4:00-5:00 PM Garden Reception
The Uniqueness of Shaw Tradition in Lake Forest Architecture
Monday, September 25, 2017
The Lake Forest Library, in conjunction with the North Shore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, is hosting an historical slide show and talk by Arthur Miller, former president of LFPF and emeritus archivist at Lake Forest College on Monday, September 25, at 7 pm at the Lake Forest Library. Mr. Miller’s talk will focus on the fascinating tale of the two train lines, almost side-by-side, that led to the development of downtown Lake Forest.
Friday, August 25, 2017
This beautiful, must-see garden, designed by O. C. Simonds, sits on just under an acre of the 1880s Byron Laflin Smith estate, which originally stretched from the lake to Sheridan Road. The home's origin is a gardener's cottage that survived the redevelopment of the street in the 1920s as an estate neighborhood. The rear garden is a large room with an arched west boundary, framed with varied evergreens in a naturalistic manner.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is pleased to present a docent-guided tour of Crab Tree Farm. The 1.5-hour-long tour will be offered at two times on Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Both tours will feature the restored 1911 dairy farm buildings that now house an extensive Arts and Crafts collection of furniture and artwork. Additionally, visitors will be able to view the garden area.
Friday, June 23, 2017
The Preservation Foundation invites you to a late afternoon garden stroll in this peaceful garden in the heart of historic Lake Forest. Originally part of Howard Van Doren Shaw’s 1906 Ryerson estate, it now surrounds a stunningly beautiful David Adler home built in 1933. The three-acre property includes two ravines, which provide a dramatic accent to the formal gardens. Adler and landscape architect Ralph Griswold designed the gardens, which include a greenhouse from the 1933 World’s Fair. This event will be outside, please plan accordingly.