House/Stables at Humboldt Park, est. 1869

House/Stables at Humboldt Park, est. 1869
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The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC) grew from a shared vision among members of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community and local supporters of arts and culture – a vision to build a one-of-a-kind institution that reflects Puerto Rican identity and heritage.

Since this committed group of people founded IPRAC as a 501(c)(3) in August 2001, IPRAC has been delivering quality community arts and cultural programming , including visual art exhibitions, hands-on arts workshops, films in the park and the annual outdoor fine arts and crafts festival El Barrio Art Fest .

Through a long-term lease with the city of Chicago, IPRAC secured the historic Humboldt Park Stables and Receptory, a building culturally significant to Chicago and embraced by the many people of Puerto Rican descent who have settled in the Humboldt Park community.

Designed by architects Fromman & Jebsen and constructed in 1895 and 1896, the stable is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Chicago Park District restored the exterior of the building following a fire that destroyed 40 percent of the roof and second floor in 1992. The City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District have spent more than million restoring the exterior of the building and turning Humboldt Park into a fun and inviting place for families and visitors to Chicago.
To accomplish the reuse of the building as the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, a complete renovation of the interior is underway. Partial funding for this renovation has been provided by the generous investment of the State of Illinois and a growing list of generous corporate and individual donors. IPRAC’s Board of Directors is now in the midst of a capital campaign, "Where Preservation Meets Inspiration" and has secured more than 50 percent of the million needed to fund the completion of the interior renovation and transform the stable building into the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture. (from

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