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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Address

1121 N. Leavitt St.

Neighborhood

Ukrainian Village

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 14: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Louis Sullivan, 1903

Description

Holy Trinity is one of just two churches designed by Louis Sullivan. It is the oldest Orthodox parish in Chicago, founded in 1892, and the Cathedral for the Orthodox Church in America: Diocese of the Midwest. Holy Trinity was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and named a Chicago Landmark in 1979. The church retains features typical of Slavic provincial architecture, including an octagonal dome and a frontal bell tower. Sullivan added elements characteristic of his own work, influenced by the decorative design of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. Recent work has restored the stained glass windows, chandelier and interior dome.

Behind the Scenes

Experience Louis Sullivan's only remaining church in Chicago—one of just two in the world–and learn the rich history of the oldest Orthodox parish in Chicago.

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