An insider’s guide to Open House Chicago’s newest, must-see sites

September 13, 2018

After attracting an estimated 91,000 attendees last year, the Chicago Architecture Center has unveiled a 250-plus lineup of sites for its eighth edition of its yearly Open House Chicago weekend, set for October 13 and 14. With a first-time presence in the city’s Austin, Beverly, and Morgan Park neighborhoods and a return to Rogers Park and West Ridge following a hiatus, the free event offers unique access to more than 50 new or returning locations.

Helping makes sense of the expansive geographically and architecturally diverse 2018 program is Eric Rogers, the Chicago Architecture Center’s OHC and community outreach manager. Rogers, who is tasked with seeking out and convincing the city’s best historical treasures and otherwise hidden spaces to open their doors to the general public, is in a unique position to share his thoughts on this year’s new and must-see sites.

Lincoln Park

DePaul University campus: Though OHC has been in Lincoln Park for years, 2018 marks the first time the event has teamed up with DePaul University. OHC offers fours sites including the newly completed Holtschneider Performance Center, the gothic Cortelyou Commons, Cesar Pelli’s eye-catching Theatre School building, and St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church.

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