I heard about this church first because of the rumoured bullet-holes from prohibition era gang activity (which are no longer visible by the way), but when I stepped inside, that didn't matter any more. It is absolutely beautiful! The ceiling is an intricate wooden design and the wood work throughout is gorgeous. It is fantastic to imagine what historical figures once graced the doors but really it's worth a peek inside to learn more about the amazing history of this church. To think that the church has survived fires, and restorations, it's an amazing place. I really feel that the highlight of the visit for me was speaking with the security guard about the church. His knowledge of the building, his passion for the architecture, and the significance of the church in Chicago society really made the visit richer. It was like having my own private tour guide explain to me what to look for before I explored the building further. I really appreciated his insights.
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