Photo: The Victorians Loved Color and Pattern

See for yourself at the Tanner House Museum. Open Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. Tours at 1, 2 and 3pm. Free, but please support us with a donation. 304 Oak Avenue (corner of Oak and Cedar), 60506. (Photo is a detail in the Tanner’s parlor carpet, circa 1890. We had it reproduced in 2015, and you can get the full effect today in the Parlor.)