St. Vincent de Paul Church (Chicago)

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St. Vincent de Paul Church
St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Facade.jpg
Facade of St. Vincent de Paul Church
St. Vincent de Paul Church is located in Chicago
St. Vincent de Paul Church
St. Vincent de Paul Church
41°55′19.67″N 87°39′14.43″W / 41.9221306°N 87.6540083°W / 41.9221306; -87.6540083Coordinates: 41°55′19.67″N 87°39′14.43″W / 41.9221306°N 87.6540083°W / 41.9221306; -87.6540083
Location1010 W Webster Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic
WebsiteSt. Vincent de Paul Parish
History
StatusParish church
Founded1875 (1875)[1]
Founder(s)Congregation of the Mission
DedicationSt. Vincent de Paul
DedicatedMay 1, 1897 (1897-05-01)
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)James J. Egan
Architectural typeChurch
StyleRomanesque
Specifications
MaterialsIndiana Limestone
Administration
ArchdioceseChicago
ProvinceChicago
Clergy
Pastor(s)Rev. Jeremy Dixon, C.M.
Laity
Director of musicRobert Beatty
Business managerJoe Colgan
RCIA coordinatorRebecca Carmichael
Youth ministry coordinatorSuzanne Gillen
Logo of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Chicago.png

St. Vincent de Paul Church is a historic parish church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago located in Chicago, Illinois.

History[edit]

St. Vincent de Paul Parish was founded by Rev. Edward Smith, C.M., in 1875 at the corner of Webster Avenue and Osgood Street (now Kenmore Avenue). This multi-use structure served as the church, school, parish hall, and rectory until 1891, when St. Vincent's School was established in a separate building. After the school's opening, planning started on the current church building at Webster and Sheffield Avenues. The new church was dedicated on May 1, 1897.[1]

With the original building now vastly vacated, the structure was heavily remodeled, adding a third floor, and was repurposed as the home of the new St. Vincent's College in 1898. This school later became DePaul University.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish History". St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. ^ "History & Timeline". DePaul University. Retrieved 24 June 2016.