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Curbed's Neighborly Architectural Walking Tour

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For those unacquainted with East Village and West Town, or for the well-acquainted who forget to lift their eyes and look around, Curbed presents to you its Architectural Walking Tour of East Village/West Town. Our 11 sites hit on the diversity of the 'hood's buildings, and the fresh mix of new million-dollar infill that illustrates the area's gentrification. Not normally thought of as a place to go get drunk on architecture, the area's actually got some very amusing blocks -in terms of contrast- house to house. Unlike neighboring Ukrainian Village, there are no landmark districts here, a reflection of the heterogeneity of its streets. This also means East Village/West town is free to evolve in random, sometimes exciting ways.

Our walking tour weaves you through side streets bracketed by Noble to the East, Western to the West, Grand to the South, and Augusta to the North, working around Ukrainian Village, but not entering it. Stick to the course, or chart your own. We're not sticklers.

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1. 1404 W Ohio

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1404 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60642

2. 1715 W Ohio

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1715 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60622

3. 2301 W Ohio

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2301 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60612

4. 1640 W Huron

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1640 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60622

5. 1657 W Huron

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1657 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60622

6. 1659 W Huron

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1659 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60622

7. The Bell Tower Lofts

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2258 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60612

8. Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Parish

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2245 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60612

9. GoldBlatt Department Store

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1625 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

10. 846 N Hermitage

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846 N Hermitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

11. Holy Innocents Parish

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743 N Armour St
Chicago, IL 60642

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1. 1404 W Ohio

1404 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60642

1404 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60642

2. 1715 W Ohio

1715 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60622

1715 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60622

3. 2301 W Ohio

2301 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60612

2301 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60612

4. 1640 W Huron

1640 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60622

1640 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60622

5. 1657 W Huron

1657 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60622

1657 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60622

6. 1659 W Huron

1659 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60622

1659 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60622

7. The Bell Tower Lofts

2258 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60612

2258 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60612

8. Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Parish

2245 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612

2245 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60612

9. GoldBlatt Department Store

1625 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

1625 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

10. 846 N Hermitage

846 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

846 N Hermitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

11. Holy Innocents Parish

743 N Armour St, Chicago, IL 60642

743 N Armour St
Chicago, IL 60642