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Northwestern Settlement

Address

1400 W. Augusta Blvd.

Neighborhood

West Town

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 1pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 1pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Pond & Pond, 1901

Description

The longest continuously-operating settlement house in Chicago is also the largest in the city since the closure of Hull House. Since 1891, it has provided services to immigrants and those in need—serving more than 40,000 individuals annually. The settlement house was founded by and maintains a loose affiliation with Northwestern University, but it's a separate and financially independent institution. The historic building has been modified through the years and has expanded to the north to include Noble Street Charter School and Vittum Theater in a former union hall.

Behind the Scenes

See inside Chicago's largest settlement house—a historic 1891 building connected to the Noble Street Charter School and Vittum Theater.