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Church of the Ascension Episcopal

This is an archived listing.


1133 N. LaSalle Blvd.


Near North Side


Tilton & Wilcox, 1887




Completed in 1886 as a replacement for an earlier structure lost to the Great Fire, Church of the Ascension is an impressive example of the French Gothic style. Exquisitely carved statues, an elaborate marble and mosaic altar, intricate metal work in the rood screen, stained glass windows primarily crafted by Willet Studios, and more heighten the grandeur of the sanctuary, as does the magnificent 70-rank Berghaus/Schlicker organ along the back wall. Outside is a beautiful courtyard garden and fountain open to the public during daylight hours for prayer and reflection.

Archived In

2019 , 2022 , 2023