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Frank Lloyd Wright's Redesigned Fabyan Villa Tour

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1925 S. Batavia Ave. Geneva, IL 60134

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The Fabyan Villa was the home of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905-1939. Initially a country retreat from their home in Chicago, the Fabyans hired Frank Lloyd Wright in 1907 to enlarge and re-model the existing farmhouse. They took up permanent residence there shortly thereafter and called the house "The Villa." They acquired 300 acres, creating a country estate which soon became a lavish showplace complete with fountains, gardens, a Roman-style swimming pool, a Dutch-style windmill, a private zoo, a working lighthouse, a boathouse, tennis courts, and more.  The Fabyans pursued their varied interests on their estate, including horticulture, animal husbandry, code-breaking and scientific research.

Join APT WGLC for a special tour of the Villa and learn about Wright's unique role in the design of the house!

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