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Shrine of Christ the King

This is an archived listing.


6415 S. Woodlawn Ave.


Washington Park / Woodlawn


Henry J. Schlacks, 1927


The former St. Clara (later renamed St. Gelasius in 1990) Church was the final work of ecclesiastical architect Henry J. Schlacks. Completed in 1927, the historic building survived a fire in 1976, avoided demolition in 2003, and endured another devastating fire in 2015. Now owned and operated as a sacred shrine by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, which is undertaking an ambitious restoration, the building is once again covered by a roof, and the historic windows have recently been restored.

Archived In

2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019 , 2020 , 2021