The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago
One of the seven remaining mansions on North Lake Shore Drive, the Polish Consulate General serves the largest Polish community outside of Poland, with more than 3 million people of Polish ancestry calling Chicago and the Midwest home. Benjamin Marshall designed this English town house with elements of the Italian Renaissance in 1916 as a private residence for milling industrialist Bernard Eckhardt. After a 2-year renovation completed in 2008, the building was given the Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence.
Behind the Scenes Access: Tour the mansion with Consulate staff and learn more about modern-day Poland, a successful democracy and a key European player, with a nearly 95-year history of diplomatic relations with the United States. Highlights include the Grand Living Room, Palm Room, Mirror Room, Wedding Room and Consul General Paulina Kapuścińska's office overlooking Lake Michigan.
Saturday: Guided tours every 30 minutes from 9am-4:30pm
Sunday: Guided tours every 30 minutes from 9am-4:30pm
**NOTE: Due to space constraints and security concerns, all visitors to this site must register in advance. Please bring a photo ID with you to the event. All visitors subject to security check
Architect: Benjamin Marshall, 1916
When & Where
Open House Chicago 2013 - Polish Consulate
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public event that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s neighborhoods—all for free.
October 19-20, 2013 - 150 cool places | 48 hours | Go.