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Tour Lincoln Park's Gems During 'Open House Chicago'

With so many beautiful homes, churches and memorials in Lincoln Park, have you ever walked by and wanted to look inside?

A look inside the Howard Alan Architects building. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
A look inside the Howard Alan Architects building. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Next weekend, you'll be able to explore repurposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theaters, offices, hotels and more—all without leaving your neighborhood.

For the first time ever, Lincoln Park has been chosen as one of the areas spotlighted for the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Third Annual Open House Chicago. The Oct. 19-20 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. event features a free, city-wide behind-the-scenes look at many of Chicago's great places and spaces.

The foundation cited the neighborhood's rich history in its decision to incorporate it, according to its website.

"Evidence of rebuilding from the Chicago Fire of 1871 can still be seen along Menomonee Street, a narrow alley just west of the park, which still retains much of its 1800s character," one line says.

In total, 150 of Chicago's buildings will be open during the event for spectators' perusal.

"CAF inspires people to discover why design matters," its website says. "Open House Chicago (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 discover community and place."

Lincoln Park gems listed on the foundations website for the event include: 

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