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Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church

Address

4900 S. King Dr.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Joseph W. McCarthy, 1916

Description

The cornerstone of this church was laid in 1914, though the parish dates back to 1901. This Renaissance-Revival building by Joseph W. McCarthy has twin spires and a deeply-coffered ceiling. Brightly colored stained-glass windows, designed in Germany by F.X. Zettler, depict the original church members processing with Pope Pius X. The main altar features a mosaic replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s "The Last Supper." An adjacent cloister forms a lovely garden for parishioners. During the Great Migration of the 1930s, the church went from serving a predominantly Irish-American community to serving an African-American community.

Behind the Scenes

Admire the stained-glass windows and tour the courtyard.