Free Architecture Open House in Chicago … 150 cool places | 48 hours | Go on Oct 13-14

On October 13-14, you are invited to the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago, which is an awesome free public event that offers behind-the-scenes access to over 150 buildings across Chicago.  No reservations are required and everyone is welcome. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods — all for free. 150 cool places | 48 hours | Go.



The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is proud to present the second-annual Open House Chicago, a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at over 150 of the city’s great places and spaces. Explore repurposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theatres, hotels, community murals and more—all for free.   CAF inspires people to discover why design matters, which is why we launched Open House Chicago (OHC). OHC gives you access to buildings that tell the stories of Chicago communities and cultures. By venturing into diverse neighborhoods for self-guided exploration, OHC participants come together to celebrate community and place.  OHC is completely free-of-charge—no registration or reservations are needed. So gather your friends, plan your itinerary and mark your calendar for October 13-14, 2012!



You’ll get to peek inside 150 buildings that aren’t normally open to the public as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago on Oct. 13 and 14.  To plan your OHC weekend, use the site list and map pages of the website at the link below or pick up a copy of the Open House Chicago Event Guide in the October 11th Chicago Tribune. If you have additional questions, please visit the FAQs page.  To receive the latest event updates, sign-up for OHC e-news. This great weekend of architectural viewing spans Chicago locales from Rogers Park to South Shore, the lakefront to Humboldt Park.


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