Free family events at Lincoln Park Cultural Center
Where: Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West
When: Mon, Dec 02, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Register
Enjoy a night out with your family and play games.
When: Mon, Dec 16, 2019 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Register
Holiday event that will include crafts, music and fun activities. Age Description At least 1 but less than 6
About the Lincoln Park Cultural Center (redacted from CPD website)
The Lincoln Park Cultural Center is a red brick building that once served as the park’s administrative headquarters. Built in 1927, for a cost of approximately $125,000, the Georgian Revival style building was designed by architect Edwin Hill Clark.
Edwin H. Clark became well-known for producing stately buildings that represented a range of period-revival styles. A longtime resident of Winnetka, he designed many elegant north shore homes, such as the Henry T. Stanton House in Winnetka, and the Charles H. Quinlan, and James Ward Thorne estates in Lake Forest.
He also worked closely with Mrs. James Ward Thorne on a series of famous miniature rooms that are now in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago. Clark’s work also includes the Winnetka City Hall, Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium (now North Park Village) and the planning and design of Brookfield Zoo.
In addition to the Administration Building (now the Cultural Center), Clark produced several other buildings in Lincoln Park, such as the Waveland Clock Tower, the Small Animal House (now Primate House), and Aquarium (now the Reptile House) in the Lincoln Park Zoo.
When it first opened, the administrative headquarters included a board room, offices for the president, commissioners, superintendent, office personnel and park police as well as an interior basement garage. After only seven years, the building’s functions shifted when the city’s twenty-two independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. In 1965, the building was officially renamed the Lincoln Park Cultural Center.