Built in 1914 for the area's Polish community, St. Adalbert's still features murals of rousing crowd favorites like Queen Jadwiga's wedding and the time Our Lady of CzÄ™stochowa beat the hell out of some invading Swedes. It now includes a shrine in honor of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos and a few other touches for the Mexican Catholics who live in the neighborhood today.
1650 West 17th Street, Chicago, IL, United States
Nearest Transit: 18th (Line: Pink Line)
St. Adalbert Church and Nearby Attractions on Map
Prospectus Art Gallery(0.9 km)
Fascinating exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Latin American art.
Jane Addams Hull House Museum(2.2 km)
UIC was built on top of the original Hull House, where the prolific writer and reformer Jane Addams lived and worked to help people in need.
Kavi Gupta Gallery(3.1 km)
Kavi Gupta's gallery is generally understood to have been the pioneer of the West Loop gallery phenomenon.
National Museum of Mexican Art(0.5 km)
A lovely, small gallery full of vibrant colors and well-curated installations focused on understanding Mexican as well as Mexican-American history and culture through art.
Thalia Hall(0.8 km)
This ornate former theater was built as a replica of an old opera house in Prague, and in its heyday served as the epicenter of Chicago Bohemian culture.
Co-Prosperity Sphere(2.9 km)
Bridgeport's (and possibly Chicago's) most radical and experimental artistic space is huge, full of artists and their art, and is an ever-expanding force in the neighborhood - they plan to host live music in the near future.
Saint Barbara Church(2.2 km)
Built in 1914 to house overflow from Saint Mary of Perpetual Help, in the so-called 'Polish Cathedral Style.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame(1.2 km)
Exactly what the name says; this is a glittering, big-budget facility, moved here from the suburbs a few years ago.
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