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Cheney Mansion

220 N Euclid Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Phone: (708) 725-2500
Email: susan.crane@pdop.org

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Hours

The grounds are open to the public sunrise until dusk everyday unless they are reserved for a private event. Self-guided tours of the mansion are available by appointment or at community events. A weekly open house of the mansion is held on Wednesdays, 11am-2pm.

Description

Reminiscent of a gracious English country home, Cheney Mansion was designed in 1913 by Charles E. White, Jr., a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. This 12,000-square-foot mansion boasts many handsome reception rooms, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and separate servants' quarters. The two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds also include a coach house and greenhouse. These showcase gardens include a kitchen and cutting garden with an espalier fence, a woodland walk, and the great lawn for picnics.

Located in the Historic District of Oak Park, the Mansion is available for your special occasions including weddings/receptions, private parties, corporate meetings and events, concerts and recitals, not-for-profit events and fundraisers, and memorial services. See www.cheneymansion.com for more info on events and rentals.

History

Cheney Mansion was designed in 1913 by Charles E. White, Jr. for the Sharpe family.  It was purchased in 1922 by Andrew and Mary Dole and inherited by their niece, Elizabeth Cheney, who deeded it to the Park District in 1975. The Park District took ownership of the property in 1985. It was designated an Oak Park Landmark by the Village of Oak Park in 2004.

 

Features

Historic Facility/Feature

Natural Area

Rental/Banquet Rooms

Wi-fi Access








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