Photos: Touring Chicago's Most Jaw-Dropping Architecture Sites

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 19, 2015 3:00PM

The eye-opening beauty of some of Chicago's most famous architectural sites was on full display over the weekend for Open House Chicago—our favorite annual opportunity to tour gorgeous and fascinating local buildings for free.

We only made it to a fraction of the sites open to the public between Saturday and Sunday (could you have blitzed through over 200 architecturally significant sites from Pullman to Evanston in one weekend?). But the ones we did see featured jaw-dropping views of the city from all angles and were chock full of Chicago history.

This year Evanston became the first suburb to participate in the Open House, with such sites as the Women's Club of Evanston and the Grosse Point Lighthouse. Garfield Park and North Lawndale also had stops on the tour for the first time this year. Over 75,000 guests from all over the U.S. and 91 foreign countries visited at least one Open House Chicago site last year, and OHC reps were expecting an even bigger turnout this year.

Our one complaint: We wish OHC were open longer. Two days doesn't even come close to offering enough time to appreciate the full breadth of OHC's offerings. Until next year, here are some of our favorite sights from OHC 2015.