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St. Josaphat Church, South Side Slopes

St. Josaphat

John T. Comès, one of our best ecclesiastical architects, accepted the challenge of an almost impossible site and came up with this distinctive design for a Polish parish. It was built between 1909 and 1916.(1)

According to the South Side Slopes site, “The church closed permanently after a section of ceiling collapsed about the casket of the last caretaker during his funeral mass.” This is the sort of detail a novelist would invent and then throw out as too implausible for a sophisticated audience.

Tower
Tower
Entrance
Relief
Romanesque ornament
Dome
Rear

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