Chicago, Illinois: The Pilgrim: Hooded Statue

Bronze statue, green with age, of an enigmatic hooded woman walking toward a cemetery mausoleum.

Bohemian National Cemetery

Address:
5255 N. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL
Directions:
Bohemian National Cemetery. Entrance is on the east side of N. Pulaski Rd between W. Foster and W. Bryn Mawr Aves. Ask at the cemetery office for driving directions to The Pilgrim.
Hours:
Gates open daily 7:30-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
773-539-8442
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The Pilgrim.

The Pilgrim: Creepy Hooded Statue

This sinister bronze by Albin Polasek is one of the highlights of Bohemian National Cemetery. Larger than life, "The Pilgrim" is caught mid-stride, headed toward the Stejskal Mausoleum. If you dare to peek beneath the hood, the statue is clearly a depiction of a woman.

Legend has it that if she ever reaches her destination and enters the mausoleum doors, Doomsday has arrived.

[Kathryn Spindler, 06/07/2018]

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