Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High

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931 S. Homan Ave. | Neighborhood: Garfield Park / North Lawndale

Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High
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Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High

Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High

Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High

Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High

Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High

Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center—Power House High

What was once a power plant built to provide electricity and heat for the massive Sears, Roebuck & Company headquarters, today operates as two Chicago charter schools, the Henry Ford Academy: Power House High and Noble’s DRW College Prep. The building was first opened in 1905 and was designed by Nimmons & Fellows. A $45 million restoration, overseen by the Foundation for Homan Square and completed in 2009, blended historic preservation with cutting edge sustainable technologies. Original building features were retained to preserve a connection to the building’s past. A geothermal heating and cooling system and other energy efficiency measures awarded the building LEED Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council.

Behind the Scenes Access: Explore the Power House's Great Hall, classrooms, unique hallways and more on a student-lead tour

Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Architect(s): Nimmons & Fellows

Year: 1905

Website: homansquarepowerhouse.com

Part of the OHC Sustainability Trail powered by ComEd

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