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Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church

Address

4900 S. King Dr.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available 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.

Visitor Experience

Admire the stained glass windows, climb to the choir loft, and visit the courtyard, weather permitting.