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South Shore Cultural Center

Address

7059 S. South Shore Dr.

Neighborhood

South Shore

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 3pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Family Friendly Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible Photography Prohibited

Architect

Marshall and Fox, 1915

Description

This grand Mediterranean-Revival building operated as an exclusive country club for 70 years until it was purchased by the Chicago Park District in 1975. The South Shore Cultural Center's impressive spaces include a solarium, ballroom, and theater. Marble, wood paneling, chandeliers and ornate details seen throughout hearken back to early 20th century luxury and leisure. The 58-acre grounds also include a golf course, Chicago Police horse stables, nature sanctuary and beach. The South Shore Cultural Center stands today as the result of a five-year preservation battle waged by South Shore residents in the 1970s.

Visitor Experience

Experience the grandeur of the Cultural Center's breathtaking spaces, which frequently host special events.

More Info

Part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre trail.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre