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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral


1121 N. Leavitt St.


Ukrainian Village


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 4pm

Photography Permitted


Louis Sullivan, 1903


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's design elements can be viewed from the exterior and interior. Recent restoration work includes Sullivan's stained glass windows, the ornamental chandelier and interior dome.

Visitor Experience

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.


Plein Air Painters of Chicago Paint On-Site at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral

See the Plein Air Painters of Chicago painting live at four different OHC sites.

Sat, Oct 19: 10:00am-4:00pm

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Members of Plein Air Painters of Chicago, a membership organization dedicated to painting urban and landscape scenes in Chicago, will paint on-site at four OHC sites: the Airstream Building, Colvin House, the Glunz Tavern, and the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Plein air artists paint outdoors and typically complete a painting while on-site. Completed paintings will provide a unique visual record of Open House Chicago and will be available for sale, either through the individual artist or at PAPC shows.
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