Chicago’s Lost Cathedral
Jun06

Chicago’s Lost Cathedral

The Great Chicago Fire erased many landmarks from the face of the Earth.  One so thoroughly that even the venerable Encyclopedia of Chicago has nothing on it. Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral exists today only as a plaque, bolted to the grimy northeast corner of the Heyworth Building (29 East Madison Street) under the Wabash Avenue L tracks.  It reads: Here stood Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, church of the first five Catholic...

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