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Old St. Patrick Church

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Identification

Old St. Patrick Church
205840

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
brick
light brown

Usages

church (roman catholic)

Facts

  • This is the oldest surviving church building in Chicago.
  • The church was dedicated on 25th December, 1856.
  • The onion dome on the north tower is Byzantine in style.
  • The 15 main stained glass windows are by Thomas O'Shaughnessy whilst the 12 side windows were influenced by the Celtic designs exhibited in Ireland's Book of Kells.
  • Old St. Patrick's was the first building in Chicago to be officially designated a city landmark.
  • In 1977, the church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Location

180 South Des Plaines Street
700 West Adams Street
180 South Des Plaines Street
60606
Near West Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1852
1856

Involved Companies

Carter & Bauer

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