New Takes on Tradition 

Home Expo + Home Tour Give Before-and-After Insights to Gracious Living 

    

On Sun., May 19, the old and the new come together as BAPA launches the new Home Expo on the morning of the Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour. Together, the events offer before-and-after insights to gracious neighborhood living. The Home Expo will take place at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Home Tour will start at the same location, with tour check-in and ticket sales 12 to 3 p.m. Home Tour attendees will also be invited to take a tour of the historic church. Admission to the Expo is free; Home Tour tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the tour.  

BAPA Home Expo 

The new Home Expo will host a variety of home renovation experts and trades offering information and ideas on aspects of tending, improving and restoring vintage homes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Talk to interior designers, wood restoration experts, people who offer eco-friendly materials, and companies that offer roofing, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, decking, paint and more.  

Home Tour 

This year’s Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour takes a look at how savvy renovations, inspired decorating, new construction and down-to-the studs restoration add an exciting variety to traditional architectural designs in our historic community.   

The Tour begins at Bethany Union Church, founded in the spring of 1872 – just months after the Great Chicago Fire. The church was founded as and remains a multi-denominational congregation. 

Also on the tour are a stunning home built just ten years ago with in an updated Tudor style; a handsome home designed by Murray Hetherington and built on a beautiful lot nestled at the edge of the woods; a charming central Beverly house with a brand new, custom-designed kitchen; a lovely North Beverly home with a warm and welcoming traditional appeal; and a Longwood Drive historic home undergoing a cellar-to-rooftop restoration.  

Home Tour attendees will get a chance to walk through each of these outstanding houses for an up-close look at the details of design, decorating and lifestyle. Experiences that include craft beer and specialty food tasting, the Calumet Paint and Wallpaper paint showcase, gardening information and more are included in the tour.  

For more than four decades, BAPA’s Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour has been opening the doors to some of the neighborhood’s most remarkable private residences. Tickets $30 in advance at www.bapa.org or $35 on the day of the tour. Homes are open from 12 to 5 p.m; all tours are self-guided and must begin by 3 p.m. 

 

Thank You Home Tour Sponsors 

Without the support of our sponsors, BAPA’s Home Tour would not be possible. Please support the following businesses and thank them for supporting BAPA and our community. 

 

Mike Haggerty Buick-GMC-Volkswagen in Oak Lawn, Beverly Bank & Trust, Pacor Mortgage, Marquette Bank,  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – Biros Real Estate, Calumet Paint and Wallpaper, Benjamin Moore Paint, CIBC, PRS Real Estate Services, Beverly Hills Animal Hospital, Steuber Florist & Greenhouses, Southtown Health Foods, Coldwell Banker Residential Oak Lawn,  19th Ward Youth Foundation, County Fair, The Beverly Review, RMH Design, Smith Village, Bridget Gainer, Road Home Program, Beverly Cabinets and Construction, State Sen. Bill Cunningham, State Rep. Fran Hurley, Open Outcry Brewing Company.  

 

Information about the BAPA Home Expo and or Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour contact BAPA, 773-233-3100 or bapa@bapa.org