Designed by prolific Chicago church architect Joseph W. McCarthy, St. Philip Neri was intended to serve the rapidly growing population of the South Shore neighborhood in the early 20th century. It's enormous by both today's standards and the standards of its day. The church's design was adapted to its location and function, and its style became known as “South Shore Gothic." Its sleek stone and marble design inspired the streamlined use of Gothic elements in many other buildings across the neighborhood.
Behind the Scenes
Explore this impressive and important sacred space.