George Washington Maher
Prairie Style Architect
Designer of the Farson-Mills Pleasant Home
Born: December 25, 1864 in Mill Creek, West Virginia
Died: September 12, 1926 in Douglas, Michigan
Educated in the public schools of New Albany, Indiana, George Maher began his architectural education in 1878 as an apprentice to the Chicago firm of Bauer & Hill and finished his training in the office of Joseph L. Silsbee.
In December 1888 he entered a partnership with Charles Corwin which lasted until June 1893 when Maher went to Europe for a year of study and sketching.
Following his return from Europe, he married Elizabeth Brooks on October 25, 1894. Maher resumed architectural practive the same year, but practiced alone until 1921 when he was joined by his son, Philip.
(From page 92 of Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright & Prairie School Architecture by Paul E. Sprague, published 1986 by the Village of Oak Park.)