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Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

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The seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Holy Name Cathedral is the center of Catholic faith in the city and a wonderful example of Gothic revival architecture. The cathedral was built in 1874 in place of the Cathedral of Saint Mary and the Church of the Holy Name, which were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. From the bronze front door depicting the Tree of Life to the detailed bas-relief of Old Testament scenes on the altar, the cathedral is adorned with numerous works of art. Emphasizing the importance music in its liturgical celebrations, the cathedral features organs playing during the daily mass, as well as other events. If you're interested in mob history, you can see bullet marks on the building from the 1926 assassination of Hymie Weiss, one of Chicago's heavy hitters from the Prohibition era. Check online for the full schedule of masses. See Holy Name Cathedral and all Chicago has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chicago trip builder site .
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  • Located very close to the Magnificent mile, I recommend you to visit it if you are strolling through the area as it is very attractive
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  • We not only attending a Sunday morning service, but also looked around. This place is unbelievable. The size, sculptures, wood work, etc. were magnificent. Make sure you walk in far enough to turn aro...  more »
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  • One of the best land makers in downtown Chicago, great place if you wanna do your wedding also
  • This towering Gothic Revival Cathedral in downtown Chicago is the seat of the Archdiocese of Chicago, one of the largest Roman dioceses in the United States. Very beautiful and artistic. Masses are available during the day. The sanctuary is open all day for anyone to go and pray or simply sit quietly.

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