Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center
Sears Power House
931 S. Homan Ave.
Sat, Oct 13: 11am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 14: Closed
Nimmons & Fellows, 1905
This enormous building was once a power plant that provided electricity and heat for the massive Sears, Roebuck & Company complex. It has housed Noble Street Charter School's DRW College Prep since 2009, when a $40-million restoration overseen by the Foundation for Homan Square was completed. Today, cutting-edge sustainable technologies blend with original building features to preserve a connection to the old Sears complex. The US Green Building Council awarded the building LEED Platinum certification due to its many energy-efficient features including a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Behind the Scenes
Explore the Power House's great hall, classrooms, unique hallways and more on a student-led tour.
Part of the ComEd Sustainability Trail