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St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church

Address

2132 E. 72nd St.

Neighborhood

South Shore

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Joseph W. McCarthy, 1926

Description

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. Its sleek stone and marble design inspired the streamlined use of Gothic elements in many other buildings across the neighborhood.

Visitor Experience

Visit this impressive sacred space for its colorful stained glass and sculptural altarpiece.