St. Vincent de Paul Church (Chicago)

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St. Vincent de Paul Church
St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Facade.jpg
Facade of St. Vincent de Paul Church
St. Vincent de Paul Church is located in Chicago
St. Vincent de Paul Church
St. Vincent de Paul Church
41°55′19.67″N 87°39′14.43″W / 41.9221306°N 87.6540083°W / 41.9221306; -87.6540083Coordinates: 41°55′19.67″N 87°39′14.43″W / 41.9221306°N 87.6540083°W / 41.9221306; -87.6540083
Location 1010 W Webster Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website St. Vincent de Paul Parish
History
Status Parish church
Founded 1875 (1875)[1]
Founder(s) Congregation of the Mission
Dedication St. Vincent de Paul
Dedicated May 1, 1897 (1897-05-01)
Architecture
Functional status Active
Architect(s) James J. Egan
Architectural type Church
Style Romanesque
Specifications
Materials Indiana Limestone
Administration
Archdiocese Chicago
Province Chicago
Clergy
Pastor(s) Rev. Jeremy Dixon, C.M.
Laity
Director of music Robert Beatty
Business manager Joe Colgan
RCIA coordinator Rebecca Carmichael
Youth ministry coordinator Suzanne Gillen
Logo of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Chicago.png

St. Vincent de Paul Church is a historic parish church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago located in Chicago, Illinois.

History[edit]

St. Vincent de Paul Parish was founded by Rev. Edward Smith, C.M., in 1875 at the corner of Webster Avenue and Osgood Street (now Kenmore Avenue). This multi-use structure served as the church, school, parish hall, and rectory until 1891, when St. Vincent's School was established in a separate building. After the school's opening, planning started on the current church building at Webster and Sheffield Avenues. The new church was dedicated on May 1, 1897.[1]

With the original building now vastly vacated, the structure was heavily remodeled, adding a third floor, and was repurposed as the home of the new St. Vincent's College in 1898. This school later became DePaul University.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish History". St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "History & Timeline". DePaul University. Retrieved 24 June 2016.