Open House Chicago 2018

CHICAGO, IL – Open House Chicago, held October 13 – 14, was once again a terrific opportunity for people to visit the Shrine building. This year, 348 guests, friends and neighbors were able to enjoy the space under the new roof with clean masonry walls! Most were delighted to see the construction progress, and many offered prayers and some donations to make Phase II a reality. We heard many stories of grandparents who were early parishioners, of weddings and baptisms, even from a tutor who worked at St. Clara School!!

It was a wonderful honor to once again – for a 5th year in a row – be chosen by the Chicago Architecture Center to participate in such a great event which showcases the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago.

Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers, Save the Shrine, and Preservation Chicago for their assistance in making Open House Chicago 2018 a successful weekend for the Shrine.

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