Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Chicago

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Photo of Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation

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Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church

1429 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, Lake View 60657
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  • January 22, 1882: The land for this church was bought from the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company for $9,000.
  • September, 1882: The first church and school at this location were completed.
  • June, 1889: Construction began on the current church.
  • September 22, 1889: The cornerstone was laid.
  • March, 1890: Services were held in Saint Gerard's Chapel for the first time.
  • April, 1890: Saint Gerard's Chapel was finished.
  • June 7, 1894: Construction began on the main portion of the church.
  • 1895: The first architect died.
  • March 17, 1895: The cross was lifted onto the steeple.
  • October 3, 1897: The church was finished.
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