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St. James Episcopal Cathedral


65 E. Huron St.


Gold Coast / Near North Side


Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available


Edward Burling, 1871


Clarke & Faulkner, 1875


St. James is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The parish dates back to the founding of Chicago in the 1830s. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed an older church building, leaving only the soot-stained bell tower standing to be incorporated into the present 1875 structure. The warm and inviting interior features significant stained glass windows and elaborate Victorian stencil work.

Behind the Scenes

Peek inside the elaborately stenciled sanctuary of Chicago's Episcopal Cathedral.