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    Opened in 1926, the Aragon Ballroom replicates a lavish Spanish courtyard with intricate mosaic tiles, palm trees and a ceiling imitating a starlit sky. See it during Open House Chicago—a free festival weekend this October 13-14 that gets you behind-the-scenes of 150 buildings across the city. www.openhousechic... #OHC2012 Who's ready for Open House Chicago 2012! Woohoo!

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      Opened in 1926, the Aragon Ballroom replicates a lavish Spanish courtyard with intricate mosaic tiles, palm trees and a ceiling imitating a starlit sky. See it during Open House Chicago—a free festival weekend this October 13-14 that gets you behind-the-scenes of 150 buildings across the city. www.openhousechicago.org #OHC2012 Who's ready for Open House Chicago 2012! Woohoo!

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      Opened in 1926, the Aragon Ballroom replicates a lavish Spanish courtyard with intricate mosaic tiles, palm trees and a ceiling imitating a starlit sky.

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    Opened in 1926, the Aragon Ballroom replicates a lavish Spanish courtyard with intricate mosaic tiles, palm trees and a ceiling imitating a starlit sky. See it during Open House Chicago—a free festival weekend this October 13-14 that gets you behind-the-scenes of 150 buildings across the city. www.openhousechic... #OHC2012 Who's ready for Open House Chicago 2012! Woohoo!

    Aragon Ballroom (1926), ornamentation detail, 1100 West Lawrence Avenue, Uptown, Chicago

    Photo #1 from the Oriental Theater. This historic theater opened in 1926 and is part of this year's Open House Chicago. www.openhousechic... #OHC2012

    The Aragon Ballroom

    Photo #2 from the Oriental Theater. This historic theater opened in 1926 and is part of this year's Open House Chicago. www.openhousechic... #OHC2012

    Aragon Ballroom

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    Did you know that the Berghoff Buildings are some of the 1st built following the Great Fire of 1871? Get behind-the-scenes at the Berghoff during Open House Chicago 2012, October 13-14. www.openhousechic... #OHC2012

    A ballroom in the Alexandria Hotel in Los Angeles, BEAUTIFUL ceiling pieces!

    Visit a historic mechanical room that controlled the opening and closing of the balcony ceiling and more at the historic Auditorium Theater--only during Open House Chicago, 10/13-14 www.openhousechic... #OHC2012

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    Mosaic tile. Blues, oranges and gold

    The Foundation Room is a private club on the upper floors of the House of Blues filled with eclectic artifacts from around the world. A step inside these rooms is to be transported to another world. Get behind-the-scenes access to the Foundation Room during Open House Chicago, October 13th-14th. www.openhousechic... #OHC2012

    Completed in 1926, the Jewelers Building was first built to attract tenants in the jewelry trade. During Open House Chicago, get inside the amazing cupola which was once a restaurant, rumored to be a Capone speakeasy and today the offices of Murphy/Jahn Architects. www.openhousechic... www.architecture.org

    During Open House Chicago, explore the beautiful Riviera Theatre which opened in 1918, 9 years before the first “talkie”. Admire the original ceiling mural in the auditorium as well as the balcony with framed mirrors and original silk curtains. #OHC2012 www.openhousechic... #architecture #design #Chicago

    Archbishop Quigley Center is the pastoral center and headquarters of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The late 19th and 20th Century Revival style structure was opened on October 2, 1905 as a preparatory seminary, which closed in 2007, after which the building assumed its current role.

    Much could be replicated with painting and staining and in more muted tones

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