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Shrine of Christ the King

Address

6415 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Neighborhood

Washington Park / Woodlawn

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available

Architect

Henry J. Schlacks, 1927

Description

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.

Visitor Experience

Guided tours will be offered and visitors will receive a unique look into the restoration and interior construction of the Shrine, including an up close view of the newly refurbished historic windows.