Saturday, October 19, 2013

From St. James Chapel to Elks National Memorial, with a boathouse in between - Photos from Day One of Open House Chicago 2013

click images for larger view (recommended)
Stop One:  the over-the-top House of Blues, built in the theatre  buildingof Bertrand Goldberg's Marina City Complex.   Also open tomorrow, Sunday, October 20th from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stop Two:  St. James Chapel at Archibishop Quigley Center.   1917, Steinbeck and McCarthy.  The 40-foot-high stained glass windows, by Robert Giles of the John Kinsella Company. are modeled after Sainte Chapelle in Paris.  Closed tomorrow, but free docuent-led chapel tours are offered every Saturday (Holiday weekends excluded) from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  There are also chapel concerts at 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 9, December 14, January 11 and February 8.
I just realized.  The open isn't my photo, it's from the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  So, that's why it's in focus.  I'm leaving it up with credit because it's better than anything I took.
 Stop Three: Gratz Center of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, by Gensler Architects.  Open Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Best Friends, Gary Lee Price

Buchanan Chapel
 Stop Four:  Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1914, Ralph Adams Cram and Howard van Doren Shaw.
 Intermission:  dedication of WMS Clark Park boathouse by Studio/Gang.  Our piece on the boathouse coming soon.  For now, check out Blair Kamin's review.
 Stop Five: Brewster Apartments, 1893, Enoch Hill Tumoch.  Open Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Stop Six: Elks National Memorial, 1924, Egerton Swartwout.  Open Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Bonus:  Commonwealth Promenade Apartments, 1953-1956, Mies van der Rohe.
Open House Chicago 2013 continues and concludes Sunday, October 20th, offering access to 150 iconic Chicago sites.

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