Sights & landmarks in West Town

Top 10 Landmarks in West Town (Chicago)

Sights in West Town

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  • MadMike96
    Madison, WI46 contributions
    Great urban trail to walk, run, or bike. No cross traffic. Was not too busy on a weekday. Well maintained and lots of access points. 2.7 miles long.
    Written 21 June 2021
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  • Elliott P
    Skokie, IL464 contributions
    Wicker Park is fun!
    Offering a new Hyatt Place hotel, myriad great restaurants such as Small Cheval, and several spots to pick up a sweet treat such as Jenni’s Ice Cream, this is one happenin’ place.
    Written 9 January 2022
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  • Tim C
    1 contribution
    A beautiful, small church by Louis Sullivan--one of his lesser known works, but well worth the visit. Just being in the space was a marvelous experience. The tour was excellent, covering the architecture and construction history, as well as the history of the congregation and aspects of the Orthodox faith, as represented in the exquisite icons and paintings. The tour guide was generous with his time and expertise. The surrounding Ukrainian Village neighborhood makes for a pleasant stroll, as well.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • vasander
    Chicago, Illinois11 contributions
    Stunning architecture and sacred atmosphere make this a very special place. The Latin Mass is especially beautiful and reverent, worth the drive from the suburbs to attend on Sundays.
    Written 2 December 2021
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  • Susan K
    Dayton, OH252 contributions
    This is a huge beautiful Catholic Church where we attended a beautiful mass. Many dressed in authentic homeland costumes wonderful celebration in a stunningly ornate church All liturgy and songs in Polish. After mass was a welcoming group cooking authentic polish foods and sharing all with us. Thank you and many blessings 🙏
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,602 contributions
    Was browsing this site when I came across this gem 💎

    I just knew it would be an excrement to remember.

    No need for old newspaper bags with this one, so count your stars, because you'd need several to clean this wet mess up ✌

    Beautifully crafted so you'd almost think it's a snake. But no, it was built to look just like yesterday's Dog Chow, and definitely not as smelly as you find out on your perfectly manicured lawn by someone that feels it unnecessary to carry an old shopping bag to clean up after their beloved ball of fur with a face.

    So thank you to all who give the privilege of cleaning up after a pet that's not theirs 🙏

    We would never otherwise have this monument to be proud to stick our faces in front of for pictures 🤪

    You can easily walk up to this, but look closely as it's a smaller size and it's behind cars parked on the street. It's right at the corner of an intersection off the sidewalk.

    Written 2 June 2021
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  • Susan K
    Jinan, China43 contributions
    St. Stanislaus Kostka Church was built in the 19th century and is an exquisite example of ecclesiastical architecture. The interior is amazingly beautiful. I visited during the Christmas season and the decorations added to the already gorgeous art and beauty. I've visited Poland and with the icons, majestic altar and art I felt like I was back there.

    The service was traditional in that the priest mainly faced way from the congregation like the did in pre-Vatican II days. Many took communion kneeling, but according to the bulletin, it's up to each person to kneel or stand, take communion on the tongue or in the hand.

    There are seven masses on Sunday and daily mass is at 7pm, M-F. The building is open 24 hours a day.
    Written 1 January 2019
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  • Annaline
    Park Ridge, IL7,031 contributions
    Beautiful stain glass windows inside. A lot of bold colors and nice ceiling vaults and arches. Very impressive.
    Written 16 October 2017
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  • Luluzzz
    Huntsville, AL188 contributions
    This is a beautiful church that I wish the walls could talk. I am sure there are so many stories that they could tell. The paintings on the ceilings and walls were old world and resembled those found in other cathedrals the world over. The bathrooms were in a state of disrepair however, don't let that keep you from visiting this piece of history in old Chicago.
    Written 13 June 2017
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  • XTOC6
    United States85 contributions
    This Cathedral's name is ACTUALLY "Saint VOLODYMYR Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral" in Chicago Illinois.

    The corner stone is a historical timestamp of the era when the stone was added. As it is Not original to the structure nor the congregation. It isva leftover from an era in the history of this parish, the immigrants whose names were typically Russified even in America, not just in Ukraine.

    "VOLODYMYR" is the correct transliteration from Ukrainian, just as "Wolodymyr" is from Polish, and as PREVIOUS spelling "Vladimir" is from Russian, and was used originally due to multiple reasons of that era.

    The original congregation which purchased this property from its first owner, comprised of Ukrainian Kozak (aka Kazak) immigrants and their families, and dates back to January of 1915, when the parish was known as Holy Trinity and was located at 1944 W Erie Street in Chicago, Illinois.

    (would have given 5 stars, if not for the arrogant choir director and his adult children)
    Written 8 November 2020
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