12 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Thalia Hall
Aug05

12 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Thalia Hall

  At the corner of 18th and Allport Street in the Pilsen neighborhood, there is a large, imposing building. It was built in 1892 by a saloonkeeper named John Dusek (pronounced “DOO-sheck”). The building has changed hands many times over the past 120 years, and witnessed a significant change in the surrounding community as its demographics shifted from Bohemian to Mexican-American. The sturdy building has miraculously remained...

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Adaptive reuse goes Bohemian at Thalia Hall
Oct15

Adaptive reuse goes Bohemian at Thalia Hall

John Dušek knew a thing or two about bringing the community together. In the early 1890s, Dusek developed a grand, massive public space to do just that. The building—known as Thalia Hall—sits at 1807 South Allport Street at 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood. And, in a fitting tribute to the theater on the upper level, Thalia Hall is now enjoying a second act. The building was an early example of a mixed-use development. It was...

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