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Fabyan Villa Museum
URL:Goto this web site  http://www.ppfv.org/fabyan.htm 
Name:Fabyan Villa Museum 



 
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Address:Routes 31 and 25 
Mailing Address: 
City:Geneva 
State:Illinois 
Postal Code:60134 
Country:UNITED STATES 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=41.881815; long=-88.327201
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Weather:current weather 
Phone:+1.630.232.4811 
Fax: 
E-Mail:FabyanVilla@aol.com 
Contact:Diana L. Malaker, Director, Fabyan Villa Museum 
Designer(s): 
Contruction Date:1909 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:May - mid-October, Wednesday and Sundays, 1pm-4pm; June - August only, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 1pm-4pm 
Admission:No charge; donations accepted; 
Added to JGarden:7/8/2000 
Last Updated:4/30/2005 
Sources:PPFV web site
Diana Malaker, Director  
JGarden Description:The Fabyan Villa Museum was the home of George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905 - 1939. It was initially their summer home, while they lived in Chicago, but as their estate grew into a lavish showplace, complete with fountains, swimming pools, a windmill, private zoo, tennis courts, and much more, they decided to make it their permanent residence. In 1907 they hired Frank Lloyd Wright to enlarge and re-model their home. When you visit the Villa Museum you experience Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, as well as the unique and fascinating Fabyan Story. The Museum contains the Fabyans' private collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, Nelle's original Mission-Style bedroom furniture and some surprises!

You will learn about the Fabyans' many contributions to society such as being part of the Russo-Japanese Peace Negotiations, involvement in the Bacon/Shakespeare controversy, code-breaking which influenced both World Wars and produced America's most famous Cryptographer, and the generosity they bestowed on residents of the Fox Valley Area.

The Japanese Garden, first installed c. 1909, is a tranquil oasis where history melds with nature and theory. This special site affords you the opportunity to simply enjoy a bit of harmony with nature, or to learn how you might add some beauty to your own backyard. 




The flow of the river --
Whatever I compare it to leaves out
the stones on the bottom

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