Open House Chicago 2020: A Chicago quiz & more
Tuesday at 2:24 pm
Chicago Architecture Center announces complete slate of 50+
Open House Chicago 2020 offerings, outdoors and online
(Quiz at bottom of post)
Open House Chicago is turning 10 this year. This annual showcase of Chicago architecture by Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is part of the worldwide family of 46 Open House events, inaugurated by Open House London in 1992.
The 2020 OHC festival has been expanded to 10 days this year (October 16−25, 2020.) in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
This year’s event has been reconfigured due to the pandemic. Although people will not be able to go inside the buildings that are on the Open House sites, they will be treated to more than 50 online programs and trails for self-guided, outdoor exploration, highlighting more than 100 unique sites.
This reimagined OHC framework—designed for individuals, families and small groups that have isolated together—will highlight and promote visitation of specific areas, encouraging foot traffic and participants to patronize local businesses while learning more about the unique histories and stories of these featured areas.
OHC 2020 sites, trails and online programs are concentrated in 22 focus areas: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Back of the Yards and New City, Beverly, Bronzeville, the Loop, Chinatown, Englewood, Evanston and Rogers Park, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park and Kenwood, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Chicago’s Near North Side and Near West Side, North Lawndale, Oak Park, Pilsen, Pullman and Roseland, South Shore, Wicker Park and Woodlawn.
Recent additions to OHC 2020 offerings include a Neighborhood Trail through Logan Square curated and narrated by Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and First Lady Amy Eshleman, a Neighborhood Trail outlining the Phase II development of Englewood Square through the City of Chicago’s INVEST South/West initiative, a Virtual Family Trail featuring seven sites that engage children through architecture and design.
There is so much to learn and see at the 2020 OHC whether you visit in person or online.
A Chicago Quiz
Before you leave: See how many of the sites below that you recognize without reading the captions:
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