‘Open House Chicago’ this weekend, offering insight into Chicago’s rich architectural history – GNT NEWS

“Open House Chicago” is officially underway today and tomorrow, allowing Chicagoans to get a first-hand look at generations of architectural history and achievements of the area.

The event showcases more than 150 landmark buildings in Chicago this weekend, including churches, businesses, schools and other major landmarks.

Open House Chicago includes landmarks in 20 of the city’s 77 communities, as well as locations in several suburbs.

If you’re unable to make it this weekend, you can still stop by and see the impressive exteriors of the buildings and take part in a number of virtual programs. Organizers say individual sites may have specific entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. Each site’s description will include requirements, if any, in its online description, organizers said.

Below is a full list of community areas with landmarks included as part of the festival:

Community Areas

  • A loop
  • Austin
  • Avondale
  • Beverly
  • Bridgeport
  • Grand Boulevard (Bronzeville)
  • Douglas
  • Chatham
  • South Shore
  • Armor Square (Chinatown)
  • East Garfield Park
  • Hermosa
  • Humboldt Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Kenwood
  • Lincoln Square (Ravenswood)
  • South Lawndale (Little Village)
  • Lower West Side (Plsen)
  • Near North Side
  • Near West Side
  • North Lawndale
  • Rogers Park
  • West Ridge
  • Uptown

Among the many participating locations are the Chicago Board of Trade Building, the Bahá’í House of Worship, the Willis Tower, the Chinese American Museum of Chicago, and the Avalon Regal Theatre. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

A full list of locations and available hours can be found at the event Web page.

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