Gustav Stickley Builds Utopia

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

In the early part of the 20th century, Arts & Crafts furniture-maker Gustav Stickley had a radical vision for a boy’s school on a farm in northern New Jersey. He bought land in Morris Plains, NJ, about 35 miles from New York City to build a home for his family and to establish his Utopian school.

In 1908, Stickley told readers of The Craftsman magazine “…for the first time I am applying to my own house, and working out in practical detail, all the theories which so far I have applied only to the houses of other people.”

Stickley’s home is now a museum open for tours. Plan to stay a couple hours so you can stroll the grounds.

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