LINCOLN SQUARE — Come on North Siders, there has to be some interesting architecture in this neck of the woods.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation wants to know what buildings people would like to see included in its annual Open House Chicago tour — a kind of free, all-access pass to some of the coolest places in the city.
Not a single structure in Lincoln Square, North Center, Roscoe Village, Albany Park, North Park, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Manor, Mayfair or Irving Park made the site list in 2013.
More than one-third of the tour's 150 buildings were located downtown, but a number of places of worship, unique lobbies and repurposed factories also made the cut, located in neighborhoods from Bridgeport to Rogers Park.
Sites don't need to have a Frank Lloyd Wright pedigree to be part of the tour, just some feature of interest that speaks to the neighborhood's community and culture, be it past or present. Think of buildings that have always piqued your interest or hidden gems that only locals know about.
To get the brainstorming going, the 47th Ward has posted a list of significant places online, including official Chicago landmarks like the Abbott House along with newcomers such as Half Acre's brewery.
To submit a suggestion for the 2014 open house — scheduled for Oct. 18-19 — simply fill out the Chicago Architecture Foundation's online survey.