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Rotary International World Headquarters

Address

1560 Sherman Ave.

Neighborhood

Evanston

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: Closed

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Schipporeit, 1977

Website

rotary.org

Description

This high-rise office building shares its architect with downtown's famed Lake Point Tower. Rotary International, a global service organization, purchased the building for its headquarters in 1987. The exhibit in the lobby explores how the Rotary network addresses persistent challenges in communities around the world. Also on the ground floor is Room 711, a recreation of the office where the first Rotary Club meeting took place in Chicago in 1905. The 17th floor showcases how The Rotary Foundation turns ideas into action. A staircase in the light-filled atrium leads to the 18th floor and an interactive space that features Rotary milestones, leadership and vision. The Board Room and office of the president offer sweeping views of the lake and skyline.

Visitor Experience

Take a self-guided tour to learn how Rotary is making an impact around the world. Visitors can access interactive exhibits on the first, 17th and 18th floors, with an opportunity to peek inside the boardroom and office of the president.