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Tour Ukrainian National Museum, Several Community Churches During This Weekend’s Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago sites range from repurposed mansions and historic churches to modern offices and skyscrapers. The tours are all free.

STS. VOLODYMYR & OLHA UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Eric Allix Rogers / Open House Chicago
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UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — During World War I, a large influx of Ukrainian refugees came to Chicago and settled in and around Chicago Avenue, between Damen and Western avenues.

Many Ukrainian-Americans still live here today and traces of Ukrainian culture are visible throughout the neighborhood.

This year’s Open House Chicago, presented by the Chicago Architecture Center Saturday and Sunday Oct. 19-20, highlights six prominent buildings in Ukrainian Village.

Here is a list of sites that will be featured.

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Where: 1121 N. Leavitt St.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday

Credit: Eric Allix Rogers/Open House Chicago
St. Helen Roman Catholic Church

St. Helen Roman Catholic Church

Where: 2300 W. Augusta Blvd.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

Where: 835 N. Oakley Blvd.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church

Where: 739 N. Oakley Blvd.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Where: 2320 W. Chicago Ave.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Ukrainian National Museum

Where: 2249 W. Superior St.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Credit: Eric Allix Rogers/Open House Chicago
Ukrainian National Museum

Open House Chicago will offer “behind-the-scenes access” to nearly 350 sites in neighborhoods across Chicago. The sites range from repurposed mansions and historic churches to modern offices and skyscrapers. The tours are all free.

For more information on the festival, and specific sites, visit the festival’s website.

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