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Check Out Austin, North Lawndale And East Garfield Park During Open House Chicago

Firebird Community Arts, Central Park Theater, the Farm on Ogden and more can be toured this weekend.

Vaulted ceiling inside Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica.
Eric Allix Rogers
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AUSTIN — Some of the West Side’s most iconic buildings can be toured during this weekend’s Open House Chicago.

Open House, organized by the Chicago Architecture Center, is Saturday and Sunday, putting more than 150 sites in more than 20 neighborhoods on display. Entry is free unless otherwise noted.

Some sites may require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry. Check the individual site listings for more details.

Credit: Eric Allix Rogers
Interior of the Shrine of Our Lady of Frechou

Austin

Credit: House of Prayer Church of God in Christ, Tom Harris
The massive Central Park Theater had seating for up to 1,800.

North Lawndale

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
New Mount Pilgrim MB Church in Garfield Park on January 18, 2021.

East Garfield Park

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