Tuesday, June 17, 2014
You can see three steeples...
The closest is the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, above, to the northeast.
Notre Dame, to the northwest, which was completed in 1892 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's my favorite; the dome is spectacular. (The closeup, below, taken from the corner of Flournoy and Ada, doesn't do it justice.)
My Irish grandmother, Bess Duffy, was born in this neighborhood around that time. Could she have been baptized there?
St. Ignatius to the southeast. That's it behind those condo buildings; it's about a half a mile away.
Begun in 1869, it is one of the five public buildings in Chicago that survived the Great Fire of 1871. It's also on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1987.
It's a cool neighborhood, isn't it?