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Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago [OHC] event is organized by Chicago Architecture Foundation.

OHC is the city’s annual architecture festival. For one weekend in October you can explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures. OHC is a citywide event that includes more than 200 sites located in 20 neighborhoods. From mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms, OHC gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great spaces that are rarely open to the public. The sites in these neighborhoods reflect the cultural diversity and history of Chicago, as well as the unique character of each community.

OHC is completely free-of-charge—no registration or tickets are needed.

OHC is part of the Open House Worldwide network of events now spanning more than 30 cities on four continents.

OHC began in 2011 as a new initiative of the Chicago Architecture Foundation [CAF], a non-profit cultural institution that offers tours, exhibitions, programs, and events for all ages. CAF’s mission is to inspire people to discover why design matters.

OHC is organized in partnership with community development and cultural organizations across the city. These organizations provide critical support in such areas as site identification, program development, grassroots marketing, volunteer recruitment and on-site support during the event weekend. OHC is also made possible through the support of sponsors, donors and government agencies.






OHC 2017, was on October 14 and 15.
October 14th, 2017
St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church.. click here..
Hector Duarte Studio.. click here..
St. Paul Roman Catholic Church… click here..

October 15th, 2076.
St. Benedict the African Roman Catholic Church.. click here..
The Forum
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church… click here..
150 N Riverview



OHC 2016, was on October 15 and 16.
October 15th, 2016
Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary.. click here..
St. James Episcopal Cathedral.. click here..
Moody Church / Nondenominational .. click here..
Seventeenth Church of Christ.. click here..
St. Peter’s in the Loop.. click here..

 October 16th, 2016.
Chicago Loop Synagogue.. click here..
Our Lady of Sorrows Bascilica.. click here..
St. John Cantius Parish… click here..



OHC 2015, was on October 17 and 18.
For me it was the first. I explored only on October 18th.
October 18, 2015.
Saints Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church.. click here..
St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral.. click here..
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral.. click here..
Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.. click here..



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