St. Thomas Church and Convent

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St. Thomas the Apostle Church
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St. Thomas Church and Convent is located in Chicago metropolitan area
St. Thomas Church and Convent
St. Thomas Church and Convent is located in Illinois
St. Thomas Church and Convent
St. Thomas Church and Convent is located in the United States
St. Thomas Church and Convent
Location5472 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°47′44″N 87°35′43″W / 41.79556°N 87.59528°W / 41.79556; -87.59528Coordinates: 41°47′44″N 87°35′43″W / 41.79556°N 87.59528°W / 41.79556; -87.59528
Arealess than one acre
Built1919
ArchitectBarry Byrne
NRHP reference #78001132[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 18, 1978

St. Thomas the Apostle Church is a historic site at 5472 S. Kimbark Avenue in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, at 55th Street.

A Roman Catholic church of the Archdiocese of Chicago, it was built in 1919 (one source says 1922) and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It was designed by Barry Byrne, who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and incorporated elements from Wright's Prairie School of design and from the modernist movement. It was built during a period of liturgical renewal that was just reaching the U.S. [2]

The church campus is also home to the Pre-Novitiate of the Carmelites of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.[3]

The church contains a set of the Stations of the Cross and a bronze Pieta designed by sculptor Alfeo Faggi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Catholic New World - A church designed for the modernist movement". legacy.chicagocatholic.com. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  3. ^ "Formation Process". Order of Carmelites. Retrieved 2019-07-29.

External Links[edit]

Official website