Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago

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#10 of 21 in Historic Sites in Chicago
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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  • July 26, 2017
    Opposite a park, this church is very beautiful, is small with respect to others, but very beautiful and interesting architecture.
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  • June 26, 2017
    Attended a wedding here this past weekend. It is absolutely beautiful inside! Even stained glass sky-light. The ceremony was beautiful and the bishop let a wonderful and meaningful mass. The cantor an...  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    Old St. Pat's Church was standing after the Chicago Fire. It is beautiful inside and out with a large, faithful membership. Their choirs are outstanding and the parishioners are involved in many chari...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Beautiful old church. People were very welcoming.
  • April 6, 2017
    I mean, a girl has got to get her church on. Love this place!
  • August 14, 2016
    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.
  • February 4, 2017
    I believe it's one of the 4 buildings that survived the Chicago fire. Great historic church in Chicago.
  • March 1, 2017
    Have not been in the church for years. Stopped in for Ash Wednesday and it always feels like home.

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