Six Corners Association Hosts Open House Chicago in Portage Park


Oct 14, 2017 – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(daily until Oct 15, 2017)

4050 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641 Map

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Originally part of Jefferson Township, an area outside Chicago settled as early as the 1830s, Portage Park is a vibrant neighborhood on Chicago's northwest side. The intersection of Irving Park Road, Milwaukee Avenue and Cicero Avenue (known as "Six Corners") was once the largest business district in Chicago outside of the Loop. The area was annexed by Chicago in 1889. The extension of streetcar lines into this relatively rural area lured immigrants to resettle here from the overcrowded center city, and before long, Portage Park was home to various European immigrant groups in brand new bungalows, part of what would become Chicago's "Bungalow Belt."
Please join us in celebration Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Tour by visiting the Portage Lofts Art Center at 4011 N. Milwaukee on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. to witness striking International-Style Straus & Schram furniture store building into a four-story arts incubator in the heart of the Six Corners Shopping District. It features 50-foot-wide column-free interiors on all four floors. 
Additionally, Six Corners Association is proud to be partnering with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to open the Portage Theater to the public. The Portage Theater opened on December 11, 1920, making it one of the oldest movie houses in Chicago. The theater now offers a number of entertainment activities from movies to concerts. Please join us at the Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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