LOGAN SQUARE — The Ryan Mansion on Logan Boulevard, originally built in 1907, has undergone a transformation.
Luckily for neighborhood history buffs, the home — and others like it — can be explored at Logan Square Preservation’s 33rd biennial house walk, set for 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sept 8.
The event will take folks around to eight historic homes in the neighborhood via trolley. Trained volunteer docents will be on hand to answer questions and give history lessons. About 60 vintage cars will be stationed along Logan Boulevard between Sacramento and California avenues.
In the case of the Ryan Mansion, its current owners renovated the three-flat over the last two years. The result is a “meticulously restored” single-family home that blends modern touches with original details.
“They have done a tremendous job in preserving the interior and exterior,” organizer Shana Liberman said of Ryan Mansion’s current owners. “It is going to be a stunning visual of the work they’ve put into this.”
The mansion at 2819 W. Logan Blvd. was one of several greystones designed by John Ahlschlager, who is widely credited for designing the Logan Theatre (then called the Paramount Theatre).
Tickets can be bought online either in advance for $25 or the day of the event for $35. (Those who buy in advance can get $10 off a Logan Square Preservation membership.)
They can also be picked up at Play, 3109 W. Logan Blvd., Dill Pickle Co-Op, 2746 N. Milwaukee Ave., or Minnkekirken Church, 2614 N. Kedzie Ave., on the day of the event.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the neighborhood group, which is “dedicated to educating citizens about architecture, history and beautification” in Logan Square, according to its website.
This story has been updated.