Saint Clement Catholic Church, Chicago

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St.Clement Church in Lincoln Park, Chicago

St. Clement Catholic Church was built in 1917-1918 in Lincoln Park in Chicago. The architect was Thomas P. Barnett of the St. Louis firm of Barnett, Haynes & Barnett.[1]

the church under construction in 1917-18, covered in American flags.

The church was built in a Byzantine style reminiscent of the church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.[2][3][4] The decoration of the half-dome behind the high altar is a copy of the twelfth- or thirteenth-century mosaic in the apse of the Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano in Rome. The ground to begin building the church was broken on March 19, 1917[5]

St. Clement School[edit]

The church is also affiliated with a school, for which ground was broken on October 18, 1905.[6] The school used to be both a church and a school before the current church was built. Saint Clement School serves children in Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade with a total of over 460 students. [7]

Notable alumni[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barnett, Haynes & Barnett | Companies | EMPORIS".
  2. ^ "Chicago Churches: A Photographic Essay" by Elizabeth Johnson (Uppercase Books Inc, 1999)
  3. ^ "Chicago Churches and Synagogues: An Architectural Pilgrimage" by George A. Lane (Loyola Press, 1982)
  4. ^ "Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago" by Denis R. McNamara (Liturgy Training Publications, 2005)
  5. ^ Saint Clement Church 1905-2005: Nourished by Our Roots, Sustained by Our Faith, Branching Out to the World. Published by Saint Clement Church, 642 West Deming Place, Chicago Illinois, 60614. Page 28
  6. ^ Saint Clement Church 1905-2005: Nourished by Our Roots, Sustained by Our Faith, Branching Out to the World. Published by Saint Clement Church, 642 West Deming Place, Chicago Illinois, 60614. Page 4
  7. ^ http://www.stclementschool.org/page.cfm?p=358. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Coordinates: 41°55′41″N 87°38′46″W / 41.9280°N 87.6460°W / 41.9280; -87.6460