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67 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 09 2010

The churches where beautiful and interesting and inspiring. The bus was very comfortable, but the sound system did not work. The first church was having a funeral and another church was having a quintinara. Perhaps someone could call a day...continued

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10 stars
attended Oct 09 2010

Wow!!! CAF why only once a year for this tour? The basilica and the 2 Greek churches were gorgeous, the other two were also very nice but not as breathtaking as the 3 mentioned. Plan to do this again.

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33 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

Although this annual CAF event has been going on for 16 years, this was our first time. We got a late start due to some problem with the buses not arriving on time and so were a bit rushed through each of the five churches, but it was still an...continued

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Website

http://caf.architecture.org

Description

Chicago is home to some of the world’s finest houses of worship. Their beauty enriches the fabric of the city and reflects its spiritual, ethnic, and aesthetic heritage. This annual bus tour visits five churches by famous architects in a variety of architectural styles.

Churches Include:

Edgebrook Covenant Church

6355 N. Spokane Ave.

Chicago IL 60646

1951

Architect: Robert C. Swanson

Style: Gothic Revival

 

St. Harlambos Greek Orthodox Church

7373 N. Caldwell Ave.

Niles IL 60714

1987

Architect: Wladyslaus Kovacevich

Style: Byzantine

 

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church

7211 W. Talcott Ave.

Chicago IL 60631

1960-1963

Architects: Meyer & Cook

Style: Modern

 

St. Paschal Roman Catholic Church

3935 N. Melvina Ave.

Cicago IL 60634

1930

Architects: B. J. Hutton & Raymond Gregori

Style: Moorish/Art Deco

 

Queen of All Saints Basilica

6280 N. Sauganash Ave.

Chicago IL 60646

1956-60

Architects: Meyer & Cook

Style: Gothic

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Architecture Foundation

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and design. The Chicago Architecture Foundation presents a comprehensive program of tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public's awareness and appreciation of Chicago's outstanding architectural legacy.