Chicago's Polish Downtown (Images of America) by Victoria Granacki

By Victoria Granacki

Polish Downtown is Chicago's oldest Polish payment and used to be the capital of yankee Polonia from the 1870s in the course of the first 1/2 the twentieth century. approximately all Polish undertakings of any end result within the U.S. in the course of that point both began or have been directed from this a part of Chicago's close to northwest facet. This publication illustrates the 1st seventy five years of this influential Polish local. Featured are essentially the most attractive church buildings in Chicago-St. Stanislaus Kostka, Holy Trinity, and St. John Cantius-stunning examples of Renaissance and Baroque Revival structure that shape a part of the most important focus of Polish parishes in Chicago. The headquarters for nearly each significant Polish association in the US have been clustered inside blocks of one another, and 4 Polish-language day-by-day newspapers have been released right here. the center of the photographic assortment during this e-book is from the wide library and data of the Polish Museum of the US, nonetheless situated within the neighborhood.

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