Get an inside look at some of our neighborhood’s architectural gems this weekend in openhouseChicago, our city’s newest cultural event. Twenty-one historical, cultural and environmental treasures in Rogers Park and West Ridge will be open free to the public Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sixteen of those sites are located right in the 49th Ward.
Rogers Park/West Ridge is one of four City of Chicago neighborhoods featured in openhouseChicago. Put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, openhouseChicago opens the doors to over 100 of many of the city’s greatest spaces and places and illuminates areas that are normally open “by invitation only.” TheRogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society and the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce are the local partners in this endeavor.
This is a FREE event; you don’t even need tickets. You can build your own itinerary and learn more about the event at www.openhouseChicago.org. Event guides also will be available at the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society (1447 W. Morse), Warren Park Field House (6601 N. Western) and the Glenwood Sunday Market (west side of Glenwood between Morse and Lunt- Sunday only).
For a list of the sites featured in our neighborhood, CLICK HERE
Whether you are an architecture buff, history enthusiast, or cultural novice, openhouseChicago is a unique event that’s fun for all ages. Participating in openhouseChicago is like getting a “backstage pass” to a wide range of our neighborhood’s most important and interesting buildings.
Be a tourist in your own neighborhood and see these local treasures!
P.S. Before you start your neighborhood tour, take advantage of some free services provided by my office tomorrow, Saturday, October 15th. We’ll be offering free flu shots, medical ID cards and document shredding at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, CLICK HERE.