Archive ID: 1982-071-1

Croatian Sokol Club, Hrvatski Sokol

Date Created: 1924

Donor: James Fitzgibbons

Media Type: Photograph

Language: Croatian


“Built hall that is now 10th War.”

Sokols were social and athletic clubs whose motto was “A strong mind in a sound body.” They were usually Eastern European in origin (Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Polish) although many were patterned on German Turnverein societies. The Hrvatski Sokol (Croatian Falcons) met in Croatian Hall at 96th and Commercial Avenue in South Deering, a few blocks away from Sacred Heart Croatian Church. Southeast Chicago had a wide variety of fraternal, cultural, and patriotic organizations formed by various immigrant ethnic groups.

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