Chicago is the home to many architectural styles. Meisian. Chicago School. Prairie Style. But have you heard of South Shore Gothic? You can experience the church that gave birth to the style on 71st Street: Saint Philip Neri Church (2132 East 72nd Street) in the South Shore neighborhood.
It was built in 1928 by Joseph W. McCarthy, a good New York Catholic school boy who moved to Chicago and flourished under Daniel Burnham. He is known for many Chicagoland buildings, both secular and ecclesiastic, including Saint Sabina Church, Queen of Angels Church, and the Mundelein Seminary campus.
Chicago Architecture Blog reader Ann F. stopped in during this year’s Open House Chicago, and shared these pictures with us.