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John S. Flizikowski

Also Known As: "Jan", "José"
Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Starogard Gdański, Starogard County, Poland
Death: July 15, 1934 (66)
Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Józef Flizikowski and Anna Flizikowska
Husband of Anna Flizikowski and Elisabeth Flizikowski
Father of Helena Baumgartner; Evelyn Catherine Chapman; Dorothy Kraft; John Flizikowski and Elizabeth Grace Kast
Brother of Franciszek Flizikowski and Franciszka Flizikowska

Occupation: architect
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About John S. Flizikowski

Flizikowski designed the Polish Museum of America and White Eagle Brewing Co. See Photos in Media section of John's profile

John S. Flizikowski (also known as José; born April 19, 1868 in Preußisch Stargard, West Prussia, now Starogard Gdański, Poland; died July 15, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois) was a notable Chicago architect of residential, church and commercial buildings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Education and career

Flizikowski's parents were Joseph and Anna (Paluchowski) Flizikowski. He was educated at the gymnasium in Stargard and the Art Institute of Cologne, followed by further study at the Technische Hochschule Charlottenburg, graduating in 1891. He moved to the United States in 1893 and settled in Chicago, where he initially worked as a draftsman for eight months before going into business as an architect in 1894. He specialized in houses, churches, and schools.[1]


Among buildings in Chicago designed by Flizikowski were St. Michael’s Lithuanian church, Holy Cross church and parish residence, the Lutheran church on Humboldt and Dickens Avenues, St. Florian School, and the headquarters of the Polish National Alliance of North America on Division Street.

The Index to the American Contractor's Chicago Building Permit Column, 1898–1912, maintained on the website of The Chicago Historical Society, lists 197 addresses where building permits were issued with John Flizikowski as architect. Among these are the White Eagle Brewing Co. (1911) and Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, home of the Polish Museum of America (1912).[2]

The Chicago Historic Resources Survey (CHRS) of 1995 lists 9 of Flizikowski's buildings that "possess some architectural feature or historical association that made them potentially significant in the context of the surrounding community."[3]


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John S. Flizikowski's Timeline

April 19, 1868
Starogard Gdański, Starogard County, Poland
March 28, 1896
Age 27
Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
July 27, 1904
Age 36
Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
June 26, 1907
Age 39
Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
July 1917
Age 49
Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
August 3, 1919
Age 51
July 15, 1934
Age 66
Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States