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Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago

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Church Tourist Spot
Located at the northwest corner of Adams and Des Plaines Streets, Old St. Patrick’s Church is the oldest public building in the city of Chicago. Founded in 1846 as the first English-speaking parish in the city, the current church building was dedicated on Christmas Day, 1856. Old St. Patrick’s is one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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  • Have been to mass here a number of times. People are very friendly and the church looks great from both the inside and outside.  more »
  • I had a three hour layover at Union Station on a Sunday morning, so walked a few blocks to catch Mass at this historical landmark. Not only is the architecture beautiful, but so was the music, and the...  more »
  • My wife and I enjoy visiting old and historical churches. Old St Patrick's has to be in the top 5 that we have ever visited. The church is listed on the National Historic Registry. It was one of the f...  more »
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  • Beautiful old church. People were very welcoming.
  • I mean, a girl has got to get her church on. Love this place!
  • A beautiful, historic church that every Chicagoland Catholic must attend mass at at least once. A great place to bring visitors too (well, if they go to church), as its walking distance from the loop, Greek Town, and Millennium Park. Alright, I know I'm going to tick off some of my coreligionists, but it's also a nice regular option for those of us who care more about peace and justice than about incense and bashing Obamacare or whatever they seem to do at 50% of Catholic churches. This place is all about community and caring for each other and this beautiful city and world. A great legacy of Chicago's Irish community. A really beautiful and welcoming place.
  • I believe it's one of the 4 buildings that survived the Chicago fire. Great historic church in Chicago.
  • Have not been in the church for years. Stopped in for Ash Wednesday and it always feels like home.