St. Ita Roman Catholic Church
5500 N. Broadway St.
Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 2:30pm
Sun, Oct 20: Closed
Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible
Henry J. Schlacks, 1927
St. Ita Parish was founded in Edgewater in 1900. The current French Gothic church, which opened in 1927, was the capstone of Henry Schlacks’ distinguished career as an ecclesiastical architect. The open tower appears airy and delicate, yet it contains 1,800 tons of Bedford limestone and rises to 120 feet in height. Elaborate Gothic detailing marks the altar, but the medallion windows containing more than 200,000 pieces of stained glass, designed by Schlacks, are the real highlight of the interior.
Walk the aisles and marvel at the craftsmanship, artistry, and beauty of this French Gothic masterpiece.