A group from the Lake Michigan Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society stopped by Ukrainian Village in June for our Church Walk and recently published a post on their blog about the tour with some photos of the church interiors as well as some historical background.
On warm, sunny Saturday, June 16, the Lake Michigan Chapter participated in a walking tour of five churches in the Ukrainian Village section of Chicago. Located in a patchwork of neighborhoods known as West Town, Ukrainian Village is a small but vibrant ethnic section that still honors its roots while welcoming newcomers. Built in the late-1800s and early-1900s, many of the brick houses and two-flats along the tree-lined streets have been designated historic landmarks. Named for the Eastern European immigrants who bought homes there in the 1920s, the village still reflects a strong Ukrainian presence despite the influx of new businesses, urban professionals, artists and families.
We’re glad to hear about such great reviews of our first ever church walk and we hope to host another one next year.