What is the best church in chicago

The most beautiful churches in Chicago

Chicago is home to a variety of brilliant architecture, and its churches are no exception. From Baroque to Byzantium, some of the city's finest churches are here.

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Fourth Presbyterian Church

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue is the Fourth Presbyterian Church. The church was founded in 1871 and was originally located on Wabash and Grand. After the great Chicago Fire destroyed the church, the fourth Presbyterian moved to Rush and Superior in 1874. Finally, in 1914, the Fourth Presbyterian moved to its current location on North Michigan Avenue. The church has beautiful stained glass windows by Charles J. Connick and an adjoining courtyard. The Fourth Presbyterian Church is the second oldest building north of the Chicago River.

Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 787 4570

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Cathedral of the Holy Name

The Holy Name Cathedral was built in the Gothic style and is 233 feet long, 126 feet wide, and 210 feet high. Notable artistic features of the cathedral include the bronze doors designed by Albert J. Friscia, the hanging crucifix modeled by Ivo Demetz, and the two pipe organs.

Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N State St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 787 154

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St. Michael in the old town

In the heart of the old town, St. Michael was built in 1852 to offer church services to German immigrants who had settled in the neighborhood. The original church was made of wood; In 1869 a new stone church was built. It was considered the tallest building in Chicago until the Chicago Board of Trade was built in 1885. St. Michael is one of only six buildings that survived the great Chicago Fire.

St. Michael in Old Town, 1633 N Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 642 2498

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St. Clement

St. Clement is located in Lincoln Park and was built in 1918 by Thomas P. Barnett. The church is modeled on the Hagia Sofia mosque in Istanbul and was built in the Byzantine style. Beautiful religious paintings adorn the walls and ceiling of the church.

St. Clement, 642 W. Deming Pl, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 281 0371

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St. John Cantius Church

St. John Cantius Church is located one mile west of Michigan Avenue near the intersection of Ogden, Chicago, and Milwaukee Avenues. The church was built between 1892 and 1893 to accommodate the influx of Polish immigrants into the area. The Church of St. John Cantius was designed by Adolph Druiding and built in the Baroque style on the model of the churches built in Krakow.

St. John Cantius Church, 825 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 243 7373

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Old St. Patrick Church

The old St. Patrick's Church, or "Old St. Pat" for short, was founded in 1846 and was the city's first English-speaking parish. The church survived the great Chicago Fire, and it is the oldest public building in the city. It was designed by Augustus Bauer and Asher Carter. Old St. Pat's has 15 stained glass windows designed by Thomas A. O'Shaughnessy who were inspired by the Celtic art exhibition at the Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Book of Kells in Ireland.

Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W Adams St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 648 1021


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