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Cheney Mansion

Address

220 N. Euclid Ave.

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 1pm

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 1pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

Architect

Charles E. White, Jr., 1913

Description

Designed in 1913 for a realtor and his family, the Cheney Mansion is a defining work of architect Charles E. White, Jr., a one-time apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright who also designed the Oak Park Post Office and several local residences. The 12,000-square foot Oak Park landmark, deeded to the park district in 1975, is popular for weddings and other private events. It sits amid lush gardens on a 2.2-acre lot. Reminiscent of an English country manor, the brick home features grand formal rooms, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It bears the name of longtime owner Elizabeth Cheney, who resided there from the late 1940s to her death in 1985.

Behind the Scenes

Walk around the spectacular mansion and gardens, normally open only for private events.