After 22 months of Zooming and isolation, about 50 RPWRHS supporters came together for our first indoor in-person event of the pandemic period. We couldn’t have chosen a better place for a relaxed, Covid-safe event than beautiful Lang House, the event and vacation rental home at 7421 North Sheridan Road. The home’s rich history and elegant decor, original wall stencils, and other historic features made it the perfect place to end the 35th Annual House Walk and to celebrate the holidays and the end of 2021. A big THANKS  to Carmen Korleski and the whole staff of Tawani Hospitaliity Management for hosting the event. THANKS to volunteers Stephanie Barto, Linda Bressler, Sarah Fiola, Andrea Keirn, Kathy Talkin and Dona Vitale, who welcomed and guided guets, and a big THANKS to all the masked and vaccinated supporters who came to tour the house, enjoy wonderful refreshments and finally, finally see friends and neighbors in real life! 

Guests enjoyed relaxing in the living room and adjoining sun room, where the stenciled walls and tile floor date beck to the home's construction in 1919.

Everyone raved about the food and mulled cider. Another BIG THANKs to our Jarvis Square neighbors, Charmers Cafe for providing amazing desserts, including their version of Sonia’s Thimble Cookies, a recipe chosen from the RPWRHS community cookbook, The World in One Neighborhood. If you missed it be sure to stop by the café at 1500 West Jarvis for a meal or some treats, and visit Horseplay by Charmers a half-block away at 7358 N Greenview Ave. for unique gifts, including the cookbook and other RPWRHS books about the neighborhood’s history. 

Old friends and new had plenty of time to catch up as they explored the home, even the basement recreation room where the Atlass brothers, sons of the home’s second owner, began broadcasting radio station WBBM in 1923.