First Ever Open House Chicago Offers an Exclusive Peek Inside 130 of Chicago's Architectural Gems.

Chicago, Friday, October 14, 2011.  This Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, from 9a.m. to 5p.m., the Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring a free city-wide event, offering access to 130 of the city’s greatest places and spaces from Rogers Park on the North Side to Bronzville and Hyde Park on the South Side. Peek inside the office of former Chicago Tribune editor and publisher Col. Robert McCormick in the Tribune Tower, discover the birth place of gospel music, visit what was once the world’s tallest building–all 18 stories–then check out the original Sears Tower.  Bike, walk or take the shuttle available in the following neighborhoods: Little Village, Bronzeville/Hyde Park, Garfield Park/North Lawndale and Rogers Park/West Ridge.  See the complete list of venues and plan your itinerary at the openhousechicago website.

Preview some highlights of the many treasures that await visitors to openhousechicago in the Show Me Chicago gallery below:

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