This coming weekend the Chicago Architectural Foundation will host Open House Chicago, an annual event that allows free admission to 200 buildings across Chicago over the course of 48 hours. Click the above link for list of sites to visit; something there for everyone!
Some buildings that may be of particular interest to History Students are:
Art Deco – 333 N. Michigan Ave., Holabird and Root, 1928
Chicago Board of Trade, 141 W. Jackson, Holabird and Root, 1930
Carbon and Carbide Building, 230 N. Michigan, Burnham Brothers, 1929
Neoclassical – Blackstone Hotel, Marshall and Fox, 1910
Romanesque-Gothic Revival – The Monroe Building, Holabird and Roche 1912
The Rookery, Burham and Root, 1888 with Lobby by Frank Lloyd Wright, 190505
French Empire Lobby – The Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe, Holabird and Roche, 1927
Also take time to stop by the Chicago Architectural Biennial at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. The Cultural Center is an excellent example of Beaux-Arts style and houses the world’s largest Tiffany designed glass dome.
History students can earn up to 20 extra credit points for turning in pictures and write-up of visit. Proof of visit required.