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Holy Name Cathedral


735 N. State St.


Gold Coast / Near North Side


Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 12pm

Sun, Oct 14: 2pm - 5pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available


Patrick Charles Keely, 1875


Holy Name Cathedral, rebuilt in the wake of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. Designed by Patrick Charles Keely and completed in 1875, the building was renovated to prevent sinking between 1888 and 1915 and again in 1968-1969. The cathedral represents the integration of Gothic-Revival design with the message of the modern Church. Its scale is impressive: capacity is 1,200 people, the ceiling height is 70 feet and the spire reaches 210 feet into the sky. The parish has long been an integral part of Chicago. It is currently a place of worship for more than 6,000 parishioners—earning it the moniker "Where Chicago Goes to Pray." Millions of visitors from across the country and around the globe come through the cathedral each year. Holy Name was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Behind the Scenes

See the stunning interior of one of Chicago's most storied sacred spaces.

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