St. John of God becoming St. Raphael the Archangel
For those interested, here's a link to a flickr set that details the construction site of a new church being built in northern Lake County.
A Back of the Yards church, St. John of God, was disassembled and its exterior parts are now begin used to build the new St. Raphael the Archangel church on Route 45 a short distance south of Rt 173. St. John of God was originally located at 1238 W. 52nd street.
The interior of the new church is coming from St. Peter Canisius, another shuttered Chicago church.
The new church's organ is coming from the Medinah Temple, now a Bloomindale home store.
As you can see, this is quite a unique project. Interesting for me, because my mom and dad and their families lived in the Back fo the Yards area and I now live close to the new church that was once St. John of God.
This is also being discussed on the FC facebook page.
Here's a WBEZ link with more background information:
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/12/2011 05:39PM by daveg.