Sights & landmarks in University Village/Little Italy

Top 5 Landmarks in University Village/Little Italy (Chicago)

Sights in University Village/Little Italy

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  • Serina J
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    HUGE fan of the show and it was surreal to see the firehouse up close. We first came to the house and took a bunch of pictures out front. It was a pretty chilly and windy day so the doors were closed and we didn’t see any employees- I definitely wanted to see the inside so we called the firehouse and asked if it was possible to get a tour. They were super nice! Keith showed us around and gave us all the insides on the show. It was an amazing experience. I highly recommend it. For anyone in the same boat as I was, Keith said the firehouse is always open just ring the doorbell by any of the side doors and come in.
    Also FYI when I first pulled up to the house I was thrown off bc it literally says 51 on the doors even though it’s engine 18.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV2,676 contributions
    We were here in early June 2022 for the graduation ceremony of Rosalind Franklin school of medicine. Traffic was a nightmare and it seemed like the traffic control individuals were just yelling at each other. Lines of people stretched for blocks at 8 am for a 10 am graduation. Turns out they were only using 2 of the 5 entrances.

    Seats relatively comfortable, but A/C made it feel like the Arctic circle.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Allen21096
    Chicago, IL29,714 contributions
    From 1981 through 1986, how many of us listened to a familiar refrain on NBC once a week as police cars pulled out of the "Hill Street" police station at Hill St. (fictional street) & Morgan St. The station was manned by characters like Capt. Furillo, Bobby Hill, Mick Belker, Andy Renko, J.D. LaRue, Sgt. Phil Esterhaus and more. That TV show had 144 episodes over that time period. But many did not know that the "Hill Street" police station had actually been the Maxwell Street station at the corner of Maxwell St. & Morgan St. When the station was first built in 1888, it was home to the Chicago Police Department's 7th District. Over the years, the district became known as "Bloody Maxwell" or “the Wickedest Police District in the World”. The station which anchored the western end of the Maxwell Street Market quieted down after Prohibition ended, but in the 1960's and 1970's, it became home to the Area Four Detective Division. Area Four had the most murders out of the six detective areas of the City of Chicago. When the new police station at the corner of Harrison St. and Kedzie Ave. opened, Area Four moved its headquarters there. When I was promoted to detective and assigned, I was assigned to Area Four, but missed the honor of working out of the Maxwell St. police station. The station itself is Romanesque in style and is architecturally significant as an example of pre-1945 police stations in Chicago. It was designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke and Franklin Pierce Burnham. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Besides the iconic "Hill Street Blues" television show, the exterior was also used for the television show - "Chicago P.D." In 1998, the City of Chicago vacated the station and after extensive renovations, the station became home to the University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC) Police Department.
    Written 6 June 2017
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  • patshea2016
    Norridge, IL236 contributions
    My friend and I have attended Mass here several times, as well as Christmas concerts. Each time I visit, I am moved by the beauty of this beautiful old Chicago church! Its beauty is magnificent! It opened in 1860. It survived Chicago ‘s Fire of 1871. I believe it has the oldest stained glass windows in Chicago. While I have visited many beautiful churches in Italy, France, Spain and Israel as well as many in the United States, I continue to look forward to visits to this old Chicago church. It is the second oldest Catholic Church in Chicago. It has joined Notre Dame de Chicago to form a new Chicago parish. Looking forward to visiting next month for a Christmas concert.
    Written 21 November 2019
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  • Hock Lye
    Singapore, Singapore2,048 contributions
    We chanced upon this little community church after breakfast in little Italy. It was a Sunday, so we can see the local congregation worshipping. Looks like mostly from they are mostly from Philippine descent then Italy.
    Written 30 July 2017
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