Holy Name Rectory to be Rectified

After years of delays caused by fire, gravity, and money, the project to renovate the rectory at Holy Name Cathedral is finally moving forward.

A sign has been posted on the southeast corner of the cathedral about the project.  The architect listed is Jaeger, Nickola & Associates, out in Park Ridge.

The current rectory (officially known as the Bishop Timothy J. Lyne Rectory) was built in 1929, and from what I’ve been told, it’s pretty much the same way it is today as it was back then.  The only significant change has been to add the parish offices into the space that was originally intended to be only clergy quarters.

I was last in the offices in 2009, and they looked straight out of a 1970’s Catholic elementary school.

More important than the look, however, is the basic functioning of the building.  Heat and hot water are supposedly unreliable, and this renovation will replace both the antiquated plumbing and HVAC systems.

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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