Immaculata High School (Chicago)

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Immaculata High School
Immaculata High School (Roman Catholic), 640 West Irving Park Road, Chicago (Cook County, Illinois).jpg
1964 HABS
Immaculata High School (Chicago) is located in Illinois
Immaculata High School (Chicago)
Location 600 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°57′18″N 87°38′45″W / 41.95500°N 87.64583°W / 41.95500; -87.64583Coordinates: 41°57′18″N 87°38′45″W / 41.95500°N 87.64583°W / 41.95500; -87.64583
Built 1921
Architect Byrne,Barry
Architectural style Moderne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000476[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 30, 1977
Designated CL July 27, 1983

Immaculata High School was an all-girls Catholic high school located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It was open from 1921 to 1981.

The building was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

The campus buildings received Chicago Landmark status on July 27, 1983. Still standing at Irving Park Road and Marine Drive, they were designed by Prairie School architect Barry Byrne, a onetime apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright.[2] The sculpture of Mary above the entrance, now removed, was the work of frequent Byrne collaborator Alfonso Iannelli.[3]

The Immaculata High School records are currently housed at the Women and Leadership Archives.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Immaculata High School and Convent Buildings, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division (2003). Retrieved 26 June 2007.
  3. ^ AIA Guide to Chicago page 228 http://books.google.com/books?id=aQE21zTaju8C&pg=PA228&lpg=PA228&dq="Immaculata+High+School"+Byrne&source=bl&ots=MszifZJ66h&sig=3ftL8kryNxGZDNvqE5U1O

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