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St. Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church

This is an archived listing.

Address

4827 N. Kenmore Ave.

Neighborhood

Uptown

Architect

Joseph W. McCarthy, 1917

Website

stcuptown.com

Description

St. Thomas of Canterbury is perhaps the only Catholic church in Chicago to be designed in this distinctively American Neoclassical style, with an imposing colonnade that brings to mind a bank or government building. This might have been intended to convey love of both God and country. The space is today the worship site for "the Parish that speaks five languages." Numerous shrines inside the otherwise restrained and elegant nave, lit through pastel stained-glass windows, celebrate this cultural diversity.

Archived In

2019