St. John of God becoming St. Raphael the Archangel construction site.
Last year a project got underway to build a new church, St Raphael the Archangel in Lake County, from the exterior of St. John of God, a south side (Back of the Yards) Chicago church that had closed its doors awhile ago. The interior of the new church is coming from another shuttered Chicago church, St. Peter of Canisius.
St John of God 1238 W. 52nd St.
St Peter of Canisius 5057 W. North Ave.
The exterior pieces of St John of God were transported to Lake Couny at a site on Rt 45 about a mile south of Rt 173.
Here's a link to a Flickr set of the construction site taken at various time since last year. Latest 14 photos were taken today.
This project was featured on Chicago Tonight last year with Geoffrey Baer providing the details.
Here's a WBEZ article on the subject.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/2012 10:42AM by daveg.