Architectural Artifacts, Inc., Chicago

4.5
#33 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
Architectural Artifacts, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Stuart Grannen, with a focus on pieces of intrigue, objects of a lost world, the aesthetic and the beautiful. Now, with the expansion of the showroom to 80,000 square feet including 25,000 sq. ft. of incredible event space, the chance of seeing something that you've never seen before is even greater.

General Information

www.architecturalartifacts.com

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Architectural Artifacts is located within Chicago's historic Ravenswood neighborhood. Ravenswood Avenue itself is still a true center of creative productivity. Steel fabricators, record labels, letterpress and silkscreen printers, a pottery school, etc. are all found here in our slice of the city.

Our two large, quintessentially 'Chicago: the City that Works." Our north building was the home to a manufacturer of needles for several decades, and you can bet that our south building was also home to some kind of activity involving burly men, large machinery and probably a fair amount of dirt.

Our recently built, four-story Atrium, perfectly ties together our two old buildings, while serving as a brilliant light source, circulation hub and alluring events space. Please visit www.atriumeventschicago.com for more information.

Hours: Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Public Transit: BY TRAIN: we are one block east from the Montrose stop on the CTA Brown Line and 4 blocks south of the Lawrence Avenue stop on the Metra Line.

DRIVING: We are on the east side of the Metra tracks. On this side, Ravenswood it is a one-way street heading north. So you will have to travel north from Irving Park (4000 N.) or Berteau (4300 N.). Go a block and a half north of Berteau and you are there. Free angled parking is available of both sides of the street.
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  • My wife and I attended my granddaughter's wedding on Friday, August 31st. We arrived via chartered bus from our hotel, so we have no idea how to get there.... Fabulous venue/facility for a wedding and...  more »
  • Mission: I needed to find a place to take high school students to shoot indoors in winter when too cold to photograph outside--other than Garfield Park Conservatory where we had been two weeks prior. ...  more »
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  • Love to browse this place! Can’t afford anything yet(broke student) but you never what you’ll find. Found a bunch of old spools of thread for really cheap and took a few to make some wall art
  • This past weekend we hosted our wedding at architectural artifacts and it was absolutely magical! Not only was the venue perfect for our style but we absolutely loved the cat walk and the ability for everyone to be in one space for the cocktail hour, the ceremony and the reception. We worked with Christine Lund who was very accommodating with all of our questions and requests, and went out of her way to make sure that we can set up when we needed to. The space is breathtaking but even more so, all of my guests have been raving about the bartenders that the venue provided. All of them were top notch and wonderful with my guests! Thank you architectural artifacts staff for all you did to make this my dream wedding and accommodate all of our needs, we would highly recommend this venue for any one else looking to have a magical unforgettable night!!

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