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Explore The Plant, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church At Open House Chicago

Zap Props and Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist Temple are among the Back of the Yards and Bridgeport sites that will be on display.

The Plant in Back of the Yards
Eric Allix Rogers/ Open House Chicago
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BACK OF THE YARDS — Some buildings in Back of the Yards that you’ve always wondered about will be open to visitors this weekend 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 Back of the Yards, Bridgeport and nearby:

Chicago Maritime Museum

Where: Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th St.  
When: Oct. 13,14  9 a.m.-5 p.m.


ComEd Chicago Training Center

Where: 3536 S. Iron St.  
When: Oct. 13,14  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Growing Home’s Wood Street Urban Farm

Where: 5814 S. Wood St. 
When: Oct. 13, 14  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist Temple

Where: 1035 W. 31st St.
When: Oct. 13, 14  10 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church

Where: 1039 W. 32nd St.
When: Oct. 13  10 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Oct. 14 11:45 a.m.- 5p.m.

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church

Where: 1723 W. 48th St.
When: Oct. 13, 14  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Testa Produce

Where: 4555 S. Racine Ave.
When: Oct. 13, 14  9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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

The Plant

Where: 1400 W. 46th St.
When: Oct. 13, 14  10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Whiner Beer Co.

Where: 1400 W. 46th St.
When: Oct. 13, 14  10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Zap Props

Where: 3611 S. Loomis Pl.
When: Oct. 13, 14  10 a.m.- 4 p.m.