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Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church

Address

5212 W. Agatite Ave.

Neighborhood

Portage Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 3pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 3pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Architect

E. Brielmaier & Sons, 1928

Addition

Meyer & Cook, 1954

Website

olvchicago.org

Description

Our Lady of Victory was founded in 1906 to serve the rapidly-growing Jefferson Park area. By the time the Marian Chapel, on the lower level of the current building, was completed in 1928, numerous new parishes had split off. Work on the upper church was delayed until it was finally completed in 1954. The tan stone of the Spanish-style exterior was selected specifically to complement the color of the ornate terra cotta around the original entrance. The warmth of the exterior extends to the sanctuary's lavish tan and pink marble and terrazzo. Polychromatic details throughout, particularly in the stained glass, wooden Stations of the Cross and other painted elements contribute to a colorful and welcoming space tied together with subtle Art Deco influences.

Visitor Experience

Feast your eyes on the original Marian Chapel and colorful main nave of this distinctive Spanish-style church.