Chicago Architecture Info

Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church

1429 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Basic Information
Designed by Adam Boos
Type holy place
Neighborhood: Lake View
Bounding Streets:
West Wellington Avenue
North Southport Avenue
West Oakdale Avenue
North Greenview Avenue
More Information
  • 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.