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Sculptural Ornamentation: Salvaged portrait busts from the demolished Garrick Theater

Schiller Theatre  [later the Garrick Theater ]  was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler of the Adler & Sullivan firm. At the time of construction it was one of the tallest buildings in Chicago, with a magnificient 1,300 seat theater. In 1903, it was named Garrick Theater. In 1960, the Garrick Theater was razed to ground and replaced by parking garage. The demolition instigated large outcry and is said to be the first...

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Monument to the Great Northern Migration

Sculptor: Alison Saar

Description: Bronze .. Height: 15ft

Installed: 1996

Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. at 26 Pl

City of Chicago Public Art Collection

This bronze figure is a testament to the thousands of African Americans who migrated to Chicago in the early 20th century in search of greater freedom and opportunity. The traveler's hand is raised in salutation to his new home. his other hand carries a worn...
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Bronzeville Benches

Installed: 1996

Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between 25th and 35th streets.

The benches celebrate Bronzeville's unique history and achievements including its local architecture, its musical legacy, the message of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, the community's African heritage and the promise of local youth.

These benches were installed as a part of the King Drive Restoration Project.

King Drive Restoration Project: In 1996, Mayor Daley dedicated the $10 million King Drive restoration project to revitalize the historic Bronzeville...

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Haymarket Memorial - by Mary Brogger

Location: Desplaines St. between Lake and Randolph Sts..

Description: Bronze, H 15 ft. x W 9 ft. x L 16 ft.

This memorial marks the actual spot where the wagon used as the speaker's platform stood on the evening of May 4, 1886.

The site of Haymarket Tragedy was designated a Chicago Landmark on March 25, 1992.

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Saint George Cathedral Eastern Orthodox Church

Location: West Town neighborhood of Chicago, west of the Loop, between Augusta and Chicago [N-S] and Ashland and Damen [E-W], at 917 North Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60622.

The St. George parish was incorporated and moved to its current location in 1914. Replacing the original wooden structure, the beautiful temple was completed and consecrated in 1935. It received its designation as a cathedral during the residence of Metropolitan Benjamin and Bishop Theodore of the Russian Orthodox Church in...

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of the Midwest.

Location: 1121 N. Leavitt St. / Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago.

Architect: Louis Sullivan

Completed: 1903

The church was elevated to a cathedral in 1923.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

 Designated a Chicago Landmark in 1979.

Official website, Holy Trinity Cathedral.. click here..

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Unity Temple

A Unitarian Universalist church in Oak Park.

Location: 875 Lake Street, Oak Park Illinois.

Designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Completed 1908

The Unitarian Universalist congregation that owns and worships in Unity Temple was formed in 1871, and has no connection with Unity Church, a religious organization founded in 1889.

These images are from my trip in June 2012.

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First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple

Location: 77 W. Washington Street in Chicago, Illinois.

It is the oldest church in Chicago. It was founded by Methodist circuit riders in 1831, six years before the City of Chicago was incorporated. For more than 175-years, the congregation has gathered for worship in five buildings. Its first services were held in the homes of its members. But in 1834 the growing congregation built a log cabin north of the Chicago River. Four years later, in 1838, Chicago’s first Methodists...
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