Henry Schlacks

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Henry John Schlacks[1] (July 4, 1867 – January 6, 1938) was primarily known as an ecclesiologist in a 19th Century sense of the word, meaning one who designs and decorates churches. He was from Chicago, Illinois, and is considered by many to be the finest of Chicago's church architects. Schlacks trained at MIT and in the offices of Adler & Sullivan before starting his own practice. He founded the Architecture Department at the University of Notre Dame and designed several buildings in the Chicago area.


Among the Churches that Schlacks designed are:


Evanston, Il

  • St. Nicholas Church[1]

Forest Park, Illinois

  • St. John Lutheran Church

Oak Park, Illinois:

  • St. Edmund Church [10]

Skokie, Illinois:

  • St. Peter Church

Indianapolis, IN

  • St. Joan of Arc Church[11]

Topeka, KS

  • Holy Name-Mater Dei Church

Cincinnati, OH

  • St. Mark Church [12]

Other Works[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Schlacks, Henry John (1903). The work of Henry John Schlacks, ecclesiologist. Press of the Henneberry Co.
  2. ^ a b c d e Chicago, American Institute of Architects (2014-05-15). AIA Guide to Chicago. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 9780252096136.
  3. ^ information on the planned reuse of St. Bonafice Church
  4. ^ http://www.institute-christ-king.org/home/ St. Gelasius is being restored as Shrine of Christ the King
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2006-04-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) St Ita Church History
  6. ^ http://designslinger.com/2010/09/27/a-schlacksed-saint.aspx?results=1#SurveyResultsChart St. Mary of the Lake Church and Schlacks
  7. ^ The Brickbuilder. Rogers and Manson Company. 1900.
  8. ^ https://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/3604097355/ Now known as Chicago Embassy Church
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2006-04-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Croatian Church was former St. Henry Church
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2006-04-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Oak Park Historical Society, St. Edmund Church
  11. ^ Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (1994-11-22). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0253112494.
  12. ^ http://www.restorestmarks.org Archived 2010-12-29 at the Wayback Machine St. Mark's is currently the subject of a restoration campaign.
  13. ^ The Western Architect. Western architect publishing Company. 1910.

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