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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Please join us for lunch and a private tour of the Ukrainian Village on Saturday, May 19 led by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)! This is one of their most popular tours. A description of the tour from their website is below followed by the logistical details:

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 two- and three-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.

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.


9:45 a.m. Carpools leave Kenilworth Union for Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60622
11 a.m. Tour of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church 2238 W. Rice, 773-276-4537
noon: Lunch Tryzub Ukrainian Kitchen 2201 W. Chicago, 773-698-8624
1:45–3:45 p.m. Private tour of Ukrainian Village by a docent from Chicago Architectural Foundation. Tour will leave from Holy Trinity at 1:45 p.m. Tour will end at 3:45 p.m.
Cost: Maximum cost for the tour is $20. The cost will be reduced if more than ten people sign up. You will be notified of cost a few days before the tour. Please bring the exact amount in cash to the tour.
Parking is available at Holy Trinity through Spothero for $15. If you are part of a carpool, please contribute toward the parking cost.
RSVP: Please RSVP at this link no later than Wednesday, May 16.

Please thank Catherine Weaver for organizing this fascinating tour!

Please contact Liz Dickey with questions.