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NIU group to attend Open House Chicago

Published: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Reservations are being taken for the Oct. 18 trip to Open House Chicago 2014 for members of the NIU Annuitants Association and friends.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation will present the third annual Open House Chicago, a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces. A total of 150 buildings will be open on Oct. 18.

Visitors can explore repurposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theaters, offices, hotels and more – all for free. Sample spaces downtown include: Lake Point Tower, Auditorium building, Roosevelt University, Blackstone Hotel, CTA Headquarters Building, City Hall, Columbia Yacht Club, Fine Arts Building, Chicago Temple Building, Fisher Building, House of Blues, Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Kemper Building, Loop Synagogue, Lyric Opera, Monroe Building, Pritzker Military Library, Steuben Club Building, Daley Center, Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, The Arts Club, Cliff Dwellers, Tribune Tower, The Allterton Hotel and many more.

Participants can opt to visit historic Pullman plus a visit to the Arts and Craft Second Presbyterian Church. A box lunch is included.

The motorcoach will depart NIU at 8:45 a.m. for Millennium Park in Chicago. The group will leave Millennium Park at 5:05 p.m. to return to DeKalb. The trip cost is $65.95.

To reserve a spot or for questions, email Steven Johnson at or call Carder Travel Ltd. at 815-756-1547.

The NIUAA plans a variety of social events throughout the year for its members. For more information, visit

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