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St. James Chapel

Archbishop Quigley Center

Address

835 N. Rush St.
NE corner of Rush & Pearson

Neighborhood

Gold Coast / Near North Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 1pm

Sun, Oct 14: Closed

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

Architects

Steinbeck & McCarthy, 1917

Website

windows.org

Description

This Neo-Gothic treasure just off the Magnificent Mile was modeled after the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. Its 40-foot-high stained glass windows, created by Robert Giles of the John Kinsella Company, have been called "the crown jewels of Chicago's architectural treasures." Each window contains 20,000 to 45,000 pieces of antique English stained glass that together illustrate the Old Testament, the New Testament and church history. Saint James Chapel is nestled inside the busy administrative headquarters of the Archdiocese of Chicago in an adaptively-reused pre-seminary high school building. It's a calm oasis offering frequent musical programs.

Behind the Scenes

Experience the chapel's stunning stained glass windows and learn about their restoration and preservation from Friends of the Windows docents.