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Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church

Address

4900 S. King Dr.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

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.

Live Painting Restoration

Observe a live restoration of a breathtaking painting of one of the 14 stations of the cross. Parma Conservation will be at work on the 104-year-old painting by Fr. Gregory Gerrer.