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Morgan Park Academy Alumni Hall

Address

2153 W. 111th St.
Alumni Hall is to east of quadrangle south of Modernist building on 111th

Neighborhood

Morgan Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available

Architect

Ralph Oliver, 1927

Description

Tucked away south of 111th Street, Alumni Hall is one of several stately neo-Gothic buildings that surround the campus quadrangle at Morgan Park Academy. Alumni Hall’s dramatic spaces include the historic dining hall and upper school library with vaulted ceiling, double staircase, grand fireplace and wraparound mezzanine. Take in the wrought-iron chandeliers and elaborate woodwork. The K-12 independent school has a storied history dating to shortly after the Civil War, in 1873, as a military academy. It became the first preparatory school for the University of Chicago, reverted to military boarding school, and since the late 1950s has operated as a co-ed day school.

Visitor Experience

Explore the extravagant interiors behind the neo-Gothic facade of Alumni Hall, one of the anchors of Morgan Park Academy.