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An interior visit to Louis Sullivan's landmark Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral highlights this tour of Ukrainian Village, a neighborhood filled with stunning church buildings as well as 2- and 3-flats, larger apartment buildings, workers' cottages and single-family homes constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The homes and churches serving Orthodox, Eastern Rite Catholic and Roman Catholic parishioners reflect the many Eastern European immigrants who lived in this beautiful area.

Duration
2 Hours
Price
$15 public
FREE for CAF members
Meet
Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt St.

The architecture of the churches included on this tour express different ways of connecting with the Divine and cover a variety of architectural styles. Ethnic enclaves of many types of housing represent several varieties of domestic architecture found in Chicago, some developed by the industrious William D. Kerfoot (whose real estate business re-opened the day after the Great Fire, before the embers had even cooled) and by the very prolific firm of Wothmann and Steinbach.

Because parking in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood is scarce, it is strongly recommended to take public transportation:

  • Via "L" Red Line: Get off at the Red Line Station at Clark and Division. Take the #70 Division bus west to Leavitt. Walk one block south to Haddon Street.
  • Via "L" Blue Line: Get off at the Blue Line station at Damen-North-Milwaukee. Take the #50 Damen bus south to Division. Walk two long blocks west (or take the #70 Division bus) to Leavitt St. Walk one block south to Haddon St.

Note: Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.

Upcoming Ukrainian Village Tours