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Explore CTA Control Center, Soho House At Open House Chicago

Big Monster Toys and St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church are among the West Loop and University Village sites that will be on display.

The CTA Control Center will be on display during Open House Chicago.
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WEST LOOP — Some buildings in the West Loop that you’ve always wondered about will be open to visitors next month for Open House Chicago.

The year’s installment of the wildly popular festival, sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Center, is being held Oct. 13 and 14.

Open House Chicago allows residents and visitors to explore 250 architectural treasures and little-known sites across the city that are often exclusive or invite-only. And admission to the buildings are free.

Here is a list of sites in West Loop, University Village and nearby: 

Soho House Chicago

Where: 113-125 N. Green St.
When: Oct. 13,  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CTA Control Center

Where: 120 N. Racine Ave.
When: Oct. 14: 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

This site requires registration and will not accept drop-in visitors.

Big Monster Toys

Where: 21 S. Racine Ave.
When: Oct. 13: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Columbian Model & Exhibit Works

Where: 1528 W. Adams St., 2nd Floor
When: Oct. 13: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church

Where: 733 S. Ashland Ave.
When: Oct. 13: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Oct. 14: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

UIC, Richard J. Daley Library Idea Commons

Where: 801 S. Morgan St.
When: Oct. 13: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Jane Adams Hull-House Museum

Where: 800 S. Halsted St.
When: Oct. 13: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Oct. 14: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

UIC Police Station

Where: 943 W. Maxwell St.
When: Oct. 14: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

X Chicago

Where: 710 W. 14th St.
When: Oct. 13: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Oct. 14: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.