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St. Paul Roman Catholic Church

Address

2127 W. 22nd Pl.

Neighborhood

Pilsen

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Henry J. Schlacks, 1900

Description

St. Paul was established by a small German community in 1876. Its cornerstone was laid in 1897, and it was built entirely by its own parishioners—many of whom were professional bricklayers. It was recently singled out in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not as "the church built without a nail." In 2013, a long-term restoration project was completed. The Neo-Gothic style building is visible from all sides of Pilsen due to its exceptionally tall dark brick spires.

Behind the Scenes

Tour the inside of the recently restored church and beautiful rectory.