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A weekend of free, behind-the-scenes access to more than 200 of Chicago's hidden gems and architectural treasures. Re-energized city pride and boosted neighborhood perceptions. A glimpse into parts of Chicago previously unseen…

And that’s just the beginning of what Open House Chicago offered to thousands of visitors in 2015. But how many OHC visitors were there? How far did they travel to get here? And what did they see and do? Find out for yourself, right here.


"We focused on the South Shore neighborhood, an area that was unfamiliar to us. We were bowled over by Chicago Lakeside, Stony Island Arts Bank and Swift Mansion. Amazing stories!"

—ohc Attendee


"I volunteered at The Kemper Building during the event. Guests would enter the observatory, look up and let out a "whoa," "wow" or "whew!" It was a great experience seeing the joy on everyone's faces!"