28
Feb 18

Forgotten Chicago’s Survey of Ukrainian Village Stained Glass

stained glass entrance in ukrainian village

stained glass entrance in Ukrainian village (photo courtesy of ForgottenChicago.com)

Are you familiar with Forgotten Chicago? Their website helps serve their mission “to discover and document little-known elements of Chicago’s infrastructure, architecture, neighborhoods and general cityscape, whether existing or historical. ” They provide a lot of historical information and documentation on the site, as well as offer periodic historical walking tours, keep an active Twitter feed going with updates on historical Chicago buildings and/or neighborhoods.

The picture above is from a short post that used to reside on their website about the stained glass windows in our neighborhood. It’s no longer up on their site but there are additional photos of Ukrainian Village entrances with stained glass and without in one of their articles about the old house-numbering system in Chicago that you can still see in our neighborhood. Do you have a stained glass entrance in your Ukrainian Village house or an old house number? Learn more on the Forgotten Chicago.website or their social media feeds.

 


10
Sep 16

Next UVNA Meeting: Thursday, September 22nd

When and Where:
Thursday Night, September 22nd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. To be held in the basement meeting room at St. Helen Catholic School (2347 W Augusta Blvd). The entrance is off of Augusta Blvd. near the statue.

The Topics:
We will be reviewing upcoming projects in the neighborhood (some of which will be voted on at the next meeting on October 20th, 2016).

We will also discuss the results of an online poll about what the UVNA should focus on in the next year. Among them safety, repairs, preservation and education. This will add to our discussion of the best things Ukrainian Village has to offer and how the UVNA can help promote the neighborhood. For instance, don’t forget about the upcoming Open House Chicago neighborhood tours.

More topics may be added in the next week, we will send out another reminder email before the 22nd.

Please come out and join in the discussion, even bring a neighbor or two if you’d like. We hope everyone can stop by. We want to give a special thank you to Marianne Johnson and St. Helen Catholic School for letting us use their space for this meeting.

Ukrainian Village in the News:

Landmark Protected 1890s Ukrainian Village Cottage Asks $524,500
Historic Ukrainian Village Mansion Comes with Seven Bedrooms and Two Apartments
Yelp’s Best 10 Restaurants Near Ukrainian Village
Chicago Reader’s Best Bars Near Ukrainian Village
Why a 19th century neighborhood in Chicago was just named the hottest in the US for 2016

Additional 2016 meetings of the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association will be on Thursday, October 20th and Thursday, November 17th . All 2016 meetings will be at 6:30pm, located in the basement meeting space of St. Helen’s Catholic School (2347 W Augusta Blvd).

The next CAPS meeting is on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00pm. Located in the basement meeting space of St. Helen’s Catholic School (2347 W Augusta Blvd).


02
Apr 16

Congratulations to Ed Sroka!

Edward ‘Ed’ Sroka, sometimes known as the “Mayor of Augusta Boulevard” has spent his entire life residing in the historic, Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
Now in his 90’s, Ed’s good will toward fellow neighbors was recognized by dedicating the 2300 block of Augusta Boulevard to him and naming it “Edward Sroka Way.” Growing up, Ed attended St. Helen’s School, Columbus Elementary and Lane Tech High School. He has been a lifelong member of St. Helen’s Parish, and continues to live in the same house he grew up in. He spent much of his time volunteering with neighbors, reporting much needed neighborhood repairs, helping to educate neighbors about the upcoming election seasons, and assisting neighbors with tax assistance and education.


31
Mar 16

Meeting for Ukrainian Dairy Building near Damen and Augusta

Alderman Hopkins will be speaking to residents this Monday night, April 4th at 7pm. The meeting will take place with East Village Association at Happy Village, 1059 N Wolcott, and his topic will be the former Ukrainian Dairy/Leona’s. We need those interested in helping to save this building from demolition to show up and share your stories about the building and it’s connection to the history of the neighborhood and local Ukrainian culture.


30
Jan 16

Ukrainian Village Named Hottest Neighborhood in America

Ukrainian Village has captured “hottest neighborhood in the country” honors, online real estate brokerage Redfin says. Story published by DNA Info.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160128/ukrainian-village/ukrainian-village-named-hottest-neighborhood-america-2016-report