Henry Schlacks

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Henry J. Schlacks (July 4, 1867 – January 6, 1938) was an ecclesiologist from Chicago, Illinois, 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

Forest Park, Illinois

  • St. John Lutheran Church

Oak Park, Illinois:

  • St. Edmund Church [7]

Skokie, Illinois:

  • St. Peter Church

Indianapolis, IN

  • St. Joan of Arc Church

Topeka, KS

  • Holy Name-Mater Dei Church

Cincinnati, OH

  • St. Mark Church [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ information on the planned reuse of St. Bonafice Church
  2. ^ http://www.institute-christ-king.org/home/ St. Gelasius is being restored as Shrine of Christ the King
  3. ^ http://saintita.org/historyofstita.html St Ita Church History
  4. ^ http://designslinger.com/2010/09/27/a-schlacksed-saint.aspx?results=1#SurveyResultsChart St. Mary of the Lake Church and Schlacks
  5. ^ https://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/3604097355/ Now known as Chicago Embassy Church
  6. ^ http://www.danielmitsui.com/hieronymus/index.blog/1741177/st-henry-church/ Croation Church was former St. Henry Church[dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.oprfhistory.org/thisweek/stedmunds042610/stedmunds.aspx Oak Park Historical Society, St. Edmund Church
  8. ^ http://www.restorestmarks.org St. Mark's is currently the subject of a restoration campaign.

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