Vehe Farm

The Vehe Farm site, spanning fifteen acres, holds distinction as one of Lake County, Illinois' two centennial farm sites. Comprising seven historically significant structures, the Vehe Farm complex remained within the Vehe family for four generations until its acquisition by the Village of Deer Park in 1999.

Preserved to honor the Vehe family legacy, the site now serves as offices for Deer Park Village's administrative staff, hosts village and community meetings, lectures, and art and historical exhibits. The grounds feature walking paths, restored native prairie, and interpretive agricultural displays.

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Nurture designed a phased master plan for the site, including the restoration of the farmhouse for village use, façade restoration, and adaptation of the main barn building into a community center. The completion of this phased master plan marks a significant step towards preserving the Vehe Farm's heritage while providing valuable community spaces for future generations to enjoy.