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  1. Connections to Chicago Greektown Patrick, Josh, Kendall, and Sara 2. History ● First Greeks arrived in 1840s as ship captains ● From 1970 to 1990 most of the…
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  • 1. Connections to Chicago Greektown Patrick, Josh, Kendall, and Sara
  • 2. History ● First Greeks arrived in 1840s as ship captains ● From 1970 to 1990 most of the restaurants that currently reside there opened ● In 1996, the city of Chicago recognized its contribution to the city and as a result, invested millions of dollars into street renovations and establishing Greek temples and pavilions ● Known as a world renowned attraction ● Language is still spoken by some ● Greek Independence Day Parade: March 25th (Freedom from under rule of Ottoman Empire)
  • 3. Demographics Population: 33,172 (50.6% male, 49.4% female) Occupational Employment: White Collar- 67.1%(admin,manager) Blue Collar-32.9%(manual labor) Households: 17,896 (32.2% Family, 67.8% Non-Family) Median Income: $80,163 Crime rate is above national average
  • 4. Directions ● Take the redline at the Loyola station toward 95th ● Get off at Jackson red line ● Transfer to Jackson blue line toward Forest Park ● Get off at UIC Halsted blue line ● Walk towards W. Harrison St and turn left ● Take a left on S. Halsted St 1. 35 min on the redline 2. 5 min on the blueline 3. 5-10 min walk
  • 5. Streetviews
  • 6. Greektown Pavilion ● Located at Halsted and Monroe ● Architecture to resemble Greek society: inventors of columns ● Three orders in Ancient Greece ● Pillars built in Ionic Order: One of three types of architecture in Ancient Greece ○ Column is on base which separates it from the platform ○ Egg-and-dart
  • 7. Greektown Peristyle ● Andy Pappas ● Built in 1998 ● Serves as a welcoming gateway to the neighborhood ● Old + New Chicago architecture
  • 8. Greektown Monument ● Statue of Artemis: Goddess of hunting, wilderness, and fertility in Greek Mythology ● Built in 1996 ● Funded by United Hellenic American Congress ○ Established in order to create relationships with different national and international ethnic leaders
  • 9. Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center
  • 10. Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center
  • 11. Hellenic Museum Art
  • 12. Hellenic Museum Art
  • 13. Greektown Restaurants Greek Islands Artopolis -Opened in 1971 - Select and ship food from Greece to their restaurant -Traditional Dishes: Tzatziki, Gyros, Lamb, Mousaka (baked eggplant, ground meat, and potato) -Bakery and cafe; “Atros”=bread “Polis”=town -Cafe: breads, cheeses, hummus, olives; desserts: baklava,yogurt with honey, greek cookies -Bakery: specialty cakes
  • 14. Greek Islands ● HomeMade Gyros Appetizer ● Mediterranean Chicken Breast ● Tzatziki ● Spanakotiropita
  • 15. Artopolis
  • 16. Greektown Restaurants Athena Greek Restaurant Pegasus Restaurant and Tavern -Dedicated to the city of Athens, mixes old traditions with modern world -Opened in 1997, elevated indoor seating and patio outside -Dishes: Chicken Breast Lemonati, Dolmades (ground beef in grape leaves), Lamb, -Opened in 1990 -Focuses on the health benefits of Greek Food -Dishes: variety of soups (lentil, chick-pea, fish chowder), traditional Greek dishes; seafood: red snapper, mediterranean sea bass, salmon
  • 17. Greektown Restaurants Santorini Parthenon -Named Parthenon after ancient structure atop Acropolis in Athens -Dishes: Traditional options; gyros, meatballs, lamb, spanakopita, dolmades, Greek cheeses and olives (feta, kalamata) -Greek tradition of quantity and quality, big portions -Dishes: focuses on seafood (20 options flown in fresh daily), traditional food, kebobs (chicken, lamb, vegetarian),
  • 18. Group Reflection o Did this experience offer any surprises or spark curiosity? If so, how? o How has this experience shaped your opinion of the “Second City?” o Was this an authentic Chicago experience? Why or why not?
  • 19. Works Cited Cusack, Liam. “Greektown-Tradition, Culture, and History in the West Loop” The ChicagoLand Cooperator, July 2011. Web. 26 Oct. 2014 “Greek Independence” Encyclopedia Britannica, March 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2014 Explore Chicago. Type Based, 2009. Web. 26 Oct. 2014 Ink, Zahra. “Greektown, a Chicago Neighborhood” Chicago Traveler, 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2014. “Meet our Founder”. HelleniCare. Web. 26 Oct. 2014 Onboard Informatics. Point 2 Homes. Point 2, 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2014. Photography: The Art in Greek Architecture. Wordpress. Web. 26 Oct. 2014 Virtus Creative Group. Greektown Chicago. Greektown Chicago, 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2014
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