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Open House Chicago 2012: 150 Sites Offering Free, Behind-The-Scenes Access (PHOTOS)

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The Keith House, a Victorian Chateauesque-styled, 30-room mansion, is among the many sites participating in Open House Chicago.
The Keith House, a Victorian Chateauesque-styled, 30-room mansion, is among the many sites participating in Open House Chicago.

Ever wonder what that funky mansion down the street looks like on the inside? What about the corner bank that was built over a century ago? Or the city's oldest art academy?

On Saturday and Sunday, over 150 of the city's churches, museums, mansions and clubs have opened up their doors to the public -- free of charge -- as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's second annual Open House Chicago.

The citywide event offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at some of the city's greatest spaces. No advance registration or reservations are required -- participants are urged to just show up.

Scroll down to peruse some of the participating sites or view the full list here.

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