Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Ave.
Peter Camburas, 1937
Although the demographics of the neighborhood have changed over the years, the Greek community has found a spiritual home here since the church's founding in 1925. The beautiful, ornate structure with a recognizable green dome was built in the Byzantine style in 1937, with many features found in Eastern Christian churches, including a stunning iconostasis, or wall of icons and religious paintings that separate the nave from the sanctuary. Some of the original artwork is in Renaissance style, done in an effort to assimilate new immigrants at the time of the church's opening to Western culture. The entry features paintings of children modeled after young members of the church. The stained glass is also remarkable, with sharp geometric shapes and Byzantine influences.