Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Stands Tall In Ukrainian Village
Dec24

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Stands Tall In Ukrainian Village

From nearly any vantage point in the Near West Side, you can spot one of the baker’s dozen of ornate spires atop Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. The church is located just off of Chicago Avenue at 835 North Oakley Boulevard. This stately 1915 structure, designed by Worthmann & Steinbach, was one of the 200 buildings featured during the 2015 edition of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House...

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Once A Storefront, The Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Now Gives Artists An Airy Gallery Space
Dec15

Once A Storefront, The Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Now Gives Artists An Airy Gallery Space

One of the best things about the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s annual Open House Chicago event is its variety. This week Chicago Architecture features two sites from the 2015 OHC that illustrate the wide range of structures open to the public for tours. Later this week, we’ll look at the Inter-Continental Hotel on the Magnificent Mile. Today, let’s venture a bit west to Ukrainian Village, and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art...

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Slice of Life: Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
Feb24

Slice of Life: Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Stroll down Leavitt Street in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood and you will find Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (1121 North Leavitt Street), one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant and beautiful houses of worship. Louis Sullivan designed Holy Trinity in 1901. Tsar Nicholas II donated $4,000 toward its construction, which was completed in 1903. Holy Trinity was originally established as a parish church to serve...

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Ukrainian Village Church One Step Closer to Going Condo

A Chicagoland developer is expected to get a thumb’s up on his plan to turn a Ukrainian Village church building with an attached school into 20 condominiums. Alex Troyanovsky bought the former Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (913 North Hoyne Street) in February of last year. A month later, the city named the Henry Worthmann & John Steinbach-designed buildings a city landmark. Worthmann & Steinbach designed at least 30...

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Modern Art Museum Expansion in Ukrainian Village
Jan24

Modern Art Museum Expansion in Ukrainian Village

For many Chicagoans, Ukrainian Village isn’t the first place that comes to mind when they hear the term “modern art.” In fact, most people outside of the neighborhood or the Ukrainian community probably don’t know that there is a museum of modern art sitting amongst the west side neighborhood’s architecture. That’s exactly what the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) hopes to change with its plans for a new look and future...

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AIA Chicago Young Architects Award Members Recognized At Reception
Jun03

AIA Chicago Young Architects Award Members Recognized At Reception

Five  members of the American Institute of Architects were recognized for meritorious achievement Thursday night at the Ukranian Village home of Joe Valerio and Linda Searl. They were the 2013 A.I.A. Young Architects Award recipients. The quintet has one other thing in common: they are all practicing architects in the Windy City, and they make up one-third of the national AIA Young Architects Award winners. AIA Chicago President Peter...

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Another Schlitz Tied House
Sep19

Another Schlitz Tied House

Last year and earlier this year we did a few articles about the “tied houses” in Chicago associated with the Schlitz Brewery. Here’s a photo of another we ran across recently.  It’s now Mac’s American Pub (1801 West Division Street) in Ukrainian Village.  The owners have done a great job of keeping it up....

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