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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Address

1121 N. Leavitt St.

Neighborhood

Ukrainian Village

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 12pm

Sun, Oct 16: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted

Architect

Louis Sullivan, 1903

Description

Holy Trinity is one of just two churches designed by Louis Sullivan. It's the oldest Orthodox parish in Chicago and the Cathedral for the Orthodox Church in America: Diocese of the Midwest. Holy Trinity is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Construction was partly financed by a donation from Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. The church retains features of Russian provincial architecture, including an octagonal dome and a frontal bell tower intended to be "remindful of the small, intimate, rural buildings [parishioners] left in the Old World". Sullivan added elements characteristic of his own work, which was influenced by the decorative design of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements.

Behind the Scenes

Experience Louis Sullivan's only remaining church in Chicago—one of just two in the world.

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