This grand monument at the western end of the E. Carson Street commercial district is the most striking reminder of eastern European heritage in South Side life. In 1895, the congregation, affiliated with the Catholic (not the Orthodox) Church, began to meet in the red-orange-colored brick narthex, the only part of the church then built. The maroon-hued brick main hall, in a traditional Ukrainian cross-in-square configuration, was added in 1917. The church is surmounted by six onion-shaped domes, and the central dome, with its covering of gold leaf, shines brilliantly. The two front domes fit less well on their towers, and were perhaps added as afterthoughts to reinforce the eastern European appearance of the church.
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St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
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