1. UKRAINIAN VILLAGE
By: Sheinile Barranco, Justyna Matejaszczyk, Annie Munz, and Sabina Smalberger
Connections to Community
2. How to get there...
❖ Take the Red line towards
❖ Get off at Clark and Division
❖ From Clark and Division,
take the 70 towards Austin
❖ Hop off at Division and
Oakley and head west on W Division St
towards N Oakley Blvd
❖ Turn left onto Oakley Blvd
❖ Ukraine Village was a former farmland with a large German population in the late 19th
❖ Influx of Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian immigrants began to populate the area in the
beginning of the 20th century.
❖ 1877 - 1914 the first wave of Ukrainian immigrants: lower class seeking for a better life.
They facilitated the construction of churches.
❖ The second wave of Ukrainian immigrants came after WWI for economic reason. The
immigrant were semi-literate and contributed to the Chicago Centennial Exposition
featuring Ukrainian arts and culture.
❖ 3rd wave = after WWII; educated elite and anti-Stalinist; helped flourished the village.
❖ 4th wave = after the collapse of the Soviet Union, mainly political refugee.
❖ In the beginning of the 20th century Ukrainian village was largely homogenous to help
preserve and flourish Ukrainian culture, language, and the Orthodox faith.
❖ Nowadays, Ukrainian village is a thriving mix of Slavic and Hispanic Culture.
❖ Part of West Town (Damen, Division,
Chicago, and Western Avenue)
❖ Demographics from 2011
❖ Median Income: $66,485
❖ Median rent: $990
❖ 60612, 60610, 60622
❖ Male: 18,698
❖ Female: 17,286
❖ Median Age: 31.9 years old
❖ Family Household: 37.7%
❖ Family Household with Children: 34.6%
❖ Non-English speakers: 8.8%
❖ Foreign Born: 20.4 %
❖ Bachelor’s degree: 25%
5. Saint Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox
❖ Ukrainian immigrants who
left Ukraine after the fall of
the Soviet Union typically
attend this church
❖ Although Orthodox in faith,
the church has nothing to
do with the Ukrainian
Orthodox Church in Ukraine
❖ Saturday school of
Ukrainian language for
students from pre-k to 10th
6. Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
❖ Exists for over 40 years- Offers a busy
schedule of exhibitions, musical and literary
events, films, gallery talks, and an annual
Live and Silent Auction
❖ Stella: The Nature of a Collective (Oct. 3rd-
❖ The exhibition is organized around issues of
the collective and the natural world
❖ “The work is concerned with nature and the
natural world, as well as the nature of
human experience: growth, decay,
camouflage, geography, security and
8. Ukrainian Deli
❖ Location: 2304 W Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60622
❖ The Ukrainian Deli opened
❖ Different types of European food
❖ Provides fresh food and made from
❖ Catering available
❖ Employee’s speak Ukrainian and
9. Selfreliance Ukrainian
American Credit Union
❖ Selfreliance was founded in 1951 as a
democratic financial corporation to
benefit the Ukrainian American
❖ The association only works with people of
Ukrainian descent, through birth or
marriage, members of Ukrainian
parishes/religious communities, or other
❖ Ukrainian National Museum (2249 W. Superior St,
Chicago, IL 60612)
❖ Shokolad Pastry & Cafe (2524 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago,
❖ St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (835 N Oakley
Blvd, Chicago, IL 60622)
❖ Black Dog Gelato (859 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL
❖ Star Lounge Coffee Bar (2521 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago,
❖ Homestead (1924 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622)
11. Personal Reflections...
❖ Did this experience offer any
surprises or spark curiosity? If
❖ How has this experience shaped
your opinion of the “Second
❖ Was this an authentic Chicago
experience? Why or why not?
❖ "About Us." Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union. N.p., n.d
<https://www.selfreliance.com/about/>. Web. 21 oct. 2014.
❖ Augustine, Ron. The History of Ukrainian Village in Chicago. Travels.com.
http://www.travels.com/destinations/usa/history-ukrainian-villages-chicago/. Web 20 October 2014
❖ Bayne, Martha. A Tale of Two Villages. Reader, 08 May 2008.
Content?oid=1486780&showFullText=true. Web 21 October 2014.
❖ Community Area 200 Census Profile.City of Chicago.
21 October 2014.
❖ St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral http://www.stnicholaschicago.org/#Home. Web 21 October 2014.
❖ Ukrainian Deli http://www.yelp.com/biz/ukraina-deli-chicago?osq=ukrainian+deli 21 October 2014.
❖ "Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art." UIMA. N.p., n.d.
<http://uima-chicago.org/exhibitions/>. Web. 18 Oct. 2014.
❖ Ukrainian Village Neighborhood in Chicago. City-Data. http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/Ukrainian-
Village-Chicago-IL.html. Web 19 October 2014.
❖ Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_Village%2C_Chicago#Churches>. Web. 18 Oct. 2014.