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Austin Town Hall Cultural Center

Address

5610 W. Lake St.
Enter at Lake and Central

Neighborhood

Austin

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 4:30pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Family Friendly Long Lines Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Michaelsen and Rognstad, c.1930

Description

This large field house and cultural center sits within a 3-acre park on the site of the former town hall for the Village of Cicero, of which Austin was once a part. Explore the graceful Georgian Revival-style building by architects Michaelsen and Rognstad, which combines spaces for athletics and performance arts. The building was designed as a close replica of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. Michaelsen and Rognstad were responsible for other notable park buildings in Chicago, including the Gold Dome Building in Garfield Park and elaborate field houses in Humboldt and Douglas Parks.

Visitor Experience

Access the Cultural Center's auditorium, today used for a variety of dance, music and theater classes, music production and more.

More Info

Part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre trail.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre