FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Chicago, IL – September 8, 2016) Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement) will join several other historical locations next month as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago.
On October 15 and 16 the Settlement will welcome visitors to the historic Settlement House from 9am to 1pm each day. The Settlement joins more than 200 sites in more than 20 diverse neighborhoods that will be open to the public.
The Settlement House has been in West Town for 125 years, and at its current location since 1901. The Settlement House was built by Pond & Pond in the Arts and Crafts style, and was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1993. The first floor of the Settlement House will be open to visitors, with staff on hand to discuss the space and current programs.
Conveniently located off both the Kennedy Expressway and Milwaukee Avenue, visitors can take the CTA Blue line, or the #56, #66 and #70 buses, as well as Divvy Bikes – with a station around the corner from the Settlement’s front entrance.
West Town and Wicker Park neighbors also participating include: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Studio Gang Architects, and the recently renovated apartment building 1611 W. Division.
About Northwestern Settlement:
Northwestern Settlement opened its doors to its neighbors in 1891 in order to provide an opportunity to a better future. Although our methods of service have changed over the last 125 years, the Settlement continues to disrupt generational poverty by providing education, social services, and arts programs to children and families in need in Chicago. Learn more about Northwestern Settlement at www.northwesternsettlement.org.
For more information and a complete listing of Open House Chicago sites visit http://openhousechicago.org/.