Explore Uptown during Open House Chicago – October 15 & 16
See Uptown from a unique perspective during Open House Chicago! Once dubbed the “Loop’s Little Brother,” Uptown was second only to downtown as an entertainment center & commercial shopping district. During Open House Chicago, visitors will be able to:
• Explore the 1924 Bridgeview Bank Building and step inside its basement vault, which is normally closed to the public.
• Visit the Buddhist Center of Chicago‘s six-sided contemporary temple.
• See the Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club‘s 1,400-foot model railroad.
• Explore the 1926 ICA GreenRise‘s 150 kilowatt, 488-panel rooftop solar array.
• Tour the 1926 Preston Bradley Center.
Today, Uptown is renowned for its concentration of ornate Art Deco, Venetian Gothic Revival, and Spanish Baroque buildings designed by noted architects. Many of these have recently been restored to their original appearance, with many now listed either on the National Register or as Chicago Landmarks.
These include most of the buildings near the intersection of Broadway and Lawrence, such as the long-closed Uptown Theater, the Moorish-style Aragon Ballroom, the Art Deco Uptown post office and the Lawrence House, and others.
Uptown is also popular for its tremendous culinary diversity. Sample any of these restaurants while vising Uptown:
• Fat Cat Restaurant & Bar
• Caravan Mediterranean
• Crew Bar & Grill
• Demera Ethiopian
• The Reservoir
• Uptown Theater
• Uptown Post Office
• Green Mill Lounge
• 4715 N Broadway
• 4718 N Broadway
• Aragon Ballroom
• Lawrence House
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