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Valentine’s Day event at the Schlitz Tied House

Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council will host its annual family-friendly event showing a historic site some love ahead of Valentine’s Day. This year, the event will take place at the Schlitz Tied House, a 125-year-old Chicago Landmark in the Englewood neighborhood. The two-story, Queen Anne-style building was built in 1898 as one of 57 original taverns or “tied houses” built by the Milwaukee-based Schlitz brewery in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries just before Prohibition. The tied house on 69th Street is one of only a few of these buildings that remain today. The building’s current owner, local activist and leader Jennipher Adkins, hopes to restore the tied house to reuse it as a community gathering space.

Members of the public are welcome to join the Skyline Council in the morning starting at 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army Adele & Robert Stern Red Shield Center, located across the street from the tied house at 945 W. 69th St., to make Valentines for the Tied House decorating event. Supplies, coffee and treats will be provided. Participants can also bring pre-made decorations and signs. Shortly before noon, all participants will walk to the Tied House to decorate the building. A group photo will take place at 1 p.m. at the decorated building.


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