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Masjid Al-Faatir is the largest of Chicago's Mosques.
Masjid Al-Faatir is the largest of Chicago's Mosques. Founded by Boxing World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali and his manager Jabir Herbert Muhammad (son of Elijah Muhammad) in 1987. It was later renovated with the help of the Late President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan.
1200 East 47th Street, Chicago, IL, United States
Built by Elijah Muhammad, the founder of the Nation of Islam, it now serves as a 'National' House for the Nation of Islam
A gargantuan 8,000 square foot Tudor revival mansion once owned by Muhammad Ali
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's earliest distinctive buildings (1897), often credited as the turning point in his early career when he shifted towards the Prairie School
It looks like a Byzantine style mosque, but that minaret is actually a smokestack for this synagogue
The enormous classical revival building at 50th & Drexel is the national headquarters of the Reverend Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH organization
Easily mistaken for a French Castle, this mansion was built in 1893 for the Scottish McGill family, which founded the famous Montreal University of the same name
This ornate fountain that stands in the tiny Drexel Square Park is the oldest in Chicago - one of the first monuments erected in the Chicago area
The oldest alternative art venue in the city is dedicated to the visual arts, usually has several contemporary exhibits running at any given time, and frequent events like artist talks, poetry readings, and music performances
The University of Chicago Presents hosts numerous classical music performances in Hyde Park, usually featuring big-name national and international performers for relatively low prices
The Smart museum is small, but has an excellent collection, thoughtfully exhibited