Historical church may be torn down

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Chicago’s Saint James Catholic Church on 29th The 132-year-old church is in such poor repair that mass has not been held there in more than two years.

Restoration is estimated at $12 million.

The Chicago Archdiocese applied for a demolition permit but it was deferred because it is on a list of historically significant buildings.

That deferral expired Sunday and the wrecking ball may swing.

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2 comments

  • Al Mac

    When there was a fire at st James in the late 70s I remember conversations about the historic stained glass I believe it was saved how can we let irreplaceable history be lost forever we are changing as a society there is useful life in that beautiful building