The Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook provided some excellent opportunities for photographing doors, both inside and out. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many different styles in one building before. Mayslake Hall is in the process of being restored and up until now our only view of its doors has been from the outside. The architecture is called Tudor Revival and if you look carefully you will see a representation of the Tudor Rose in a couple of these images.
Mayslake was built for Francis Stuyvesant Peabody in 1919 but he only got to live here for little more than a year when he died of a heart attack while out riding. His family didn’t want to remain at the residence and eventually sold it to the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart who used the mansion as a retreat house. The estate now belongs to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.
Stay tuned for more on the inside doors of Mayslake in next week’s Thursday Doors.
For more on Norm’s Thursday Doors go to Thursday Doors – November 2, 2017