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Crafting Your Experience

Welcome to North Shore / Evanston / Rogers Park

Newcomers to Open House Chicago this year are the North Shore villages of Kenilworth, Winnetka and Glencoe. These well-to-do communities are intimately connected to the rise of the Chicago and North Western Railroad in the later years of the 19th-century and have long attracted talented architects famous throughout Chicagoland. For all their noteworthy qualities and natural beauty, it is the stately homes by Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin, George Maher, Howard Van Doren Shaw and many others that make the North Shore such a delight for architecture enthusiasts. Just to the south sits Evanston, home to Northwestern University and a bustling, urban central business district. Evanston is also the longtime home of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and a birthplace of the 19th-century Temperance Movement. Still further to the south is Rogers Park, one of Chicago’s most economically and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. This large community is home to Loyola University Chicago and features numerous small beaches and parks. A trip down any of Rogers Park's main streets reveals a unique cultural experience that seems to transport visitors to destinations around the globe, with a wide range of cuisines to match.

Trails and Experiences in North Shore / Evanston / Rogers Park

Enjoy self-guided tours, creative interpretations and other experiences, available only on the OHC 2020 app.

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As you explore Chicago during OHC, please wear a face covering, maintain at least six feet of distance from others and do not attempt to enter any buildings.