“A record 109,000 people participated in Open House Chicago this year. The annual, free event ran Oct. 19-20, allowing anyone to visit and explore hundreds of sites scattered across the city. In all, the sites saw nearly 370,000 visits during the weekend, according to the Chicago Architecture Center, which organizes Open House Chicago.
“As usual, Downtown sites saw the biggest crowds, with more than 10,000 people stopping by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Money Museum, making it this year’s most popular site. The Elks National Memorial in Lincoln Park proved to be the most popular of sites in neighborhoods, with more than 8,200 visits.
“A record number of volunteers also participated, with 3,319 people putting in an estimated 20,000 hours of work to help venues, according to the Chicago Architecture Center.
“The Chicago Architecture Center announced next year’s Open House Chicago 2020 will run Oct. 17-18.” (Bauer, 10/31/19)
These Were The Most Popular Places Downtown And In The Neighborhoods For Open House Chicago: More than 100,000 people participated in Open House Chicago this year, Kelly Bauer, Block Club Chicago, 10/30/19