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Great Lakes Yard


3410 W. Lake St.


Garfield Park


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


This isn’t your typical lumber yard. Newly relocated to restored early-20th Century bow-truss warehouse near the Garfield Park Conservatory, Great Lakes Yard is a specialized business and warehouse that sustainably salvages old growth lumber and architectural artifacts through deconstruction and demolition across the Great Lakes Region. These materials are resold to local builders, artisans, and homeowners, along with a range of goods and installations built by Great Lakes. The raw harvested material and one-of-a-kind pieces crafted onsite tell rich stories of the area’s centuries-old timber industry and the built history of Chicago homes and infrastructure. Through a partnership with neighboring Revolution Workshop, Great Lakes helps train community members for jobs in construction.

Visitor Experience

View inventory and samples of old growth lumber from the region and learn the history of the logging industry and how it helped build Chicago. See woodcraft in production and shop unique salvaged antiques.