Noble Square


Noble Square, named in part for Noble Street (which was named for John and Mark Noble, early civic leaders in Chicago), is a small neighborhood that is sandwiched between Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village. The area was settled early in its history by Poles, a group that remained dominant in the area throughout most of the 1900s. Remnants of the strong Polish ties to the neighborhood remain, though, namely in the form of the the two massive "Polish Cathedrals," St. Stanislaus Kostka and Holy Trinity Polish Mission.

Due in large part to being within close proximity to trendy neighborhoods, Noble Square, whose "square" is believed to have come from the square-shaped Eckhart Park that falls within its boundaries, has seen quite a bit of revitalization in recent years. While its streets remain largely residential, the stretch of Chicago Avenue that runs through the neighborhood has become a hot spot that offers a variety of dining, shopping and nightlife options.