Lotions, Potions and Candles in Greektown

Photo Credit: Dennis Dixon via Flickr

The Athenian Candle Company may be the biggest shop dedicated to Eastern Orthodox icons in the Chicago area. But in addition to icons and candles, you might also find potions and aerosol sprays that claim to fix your car trouble. Learn more from the Chicago History Museum’s Peter Alter.

Story Credit: Stephanie Choporis

Narrated By: Peter Alter

*Special Note: Peter Alter is the Chicago History Museum’s chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History.

Music Credit: “Ali Baba” by THANASIS G.


Music License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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