Austin Town Hall Cultural Center
5610 W. Lake St.
Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 14: Closed
Michaelsen and Rognstad, c.1930
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.
Behind the Scenes
Access the Cultural Center's auditorium, today used for a variety of dance, music and theater classes, music production and more.