9 Hyde Park-Kenwood venues listed for Open House Chicago this weekend | Evening Summary

More than 150 sites of architectural and historical significance, including several in and around Hyde Park, will be open to the public this weekend for Open House Chicago.

“The Chicago Architecture Center is thrilled to host the city’s premier exploration experience, Open House Chicago, for the 12th consecutive year,” Sponsoring Organizations COO Juanna Blackwell said in a statement. “We’re encouraging Chicagoans to immerse themselves in our featured neighborhoods of 2022 through free in-person events and self-guided tours.”

The Hyde Park-Kenwood locations, from north to south, are:

  • The 1887 novel Kenwood United Church of Christ4600 S. Greenwood Ave., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The 1958 Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. (musical performances scheduled both days). The Redeemer and St. Paul churches merged in 1968.

  • Hyde Park Art Center5020 S. Cornell Ave., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A performance by experimental dance troupe “The Seldoms” will precede a conversation between artist Sadie Woods and Damon Green on Saturday from 1 p.m. at 2:30 p.m.

  • KAM Isaiah Israel, 5039 S. Greenwood Ave., Saturday 1-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Founded in 1847, KAM is the oldest Jewish congregation in the Midwest; it merged with Temple Isaiah Israel in 1971, and the combined congregation later moved into its synagogue, which was built in 1924.

  • Hyde Park United Church1448 E. 53rd St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. in 1970, when it took on its present name.

  • Hyde Park Bank and Trust1525 E. 53rd St., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The neoclassical bank building with Art Deco ornamentation was the largest outside the Loop when it was completed in 1929.

  • The 1968 Augustana Lutheran Church5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • The 1906 Hyde Park Union Church5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., with Zettler, Connick and Tiffany windows, Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

  • The Gothic of 1926 University of Chicago Joseph Bond Chapel1025 E. 58th St., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with access to her Betty J. Reneker Memorial Organ loft.

Other south-central locations include:

  • Landscape Architecture Agency The new headquarters of Omni Ecosystems4131 S. State St., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., a converted 1920s factory equipped with green roofs and outdoor event spaces.

  • The Modern Streamline First Church of Deliverance4315 S. Wabash Ave., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • At Mies van der Rohe’s Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel in Saint-Sauveur and SR Crown Hall3360 S. State St., at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The 13-story 1929 Renaissance Revival Coastland Cooperative Apartments2666 E. 73rd St. (Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, guitar performances on the building’s private beach 1pm-2pm and 4pm-5pm

  • The 1927 Moorish revival of 2,500 seats but unused Avalon Royal Theater1645 E. 79th St., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A full list is available at openhousechicago.org. A Google and Apple smartphone app is also available for download.

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