From Wiki: The church was designed in an Italian Renaissance architectural style by Henry Engelbert, John F. Pope, and William J. Brinkmann. It features a barrel-vaulted ceiling that wraps around a high altar made entirely of Carrara marble. It was declared a basilica by the Vatican in 1956.
Fun fact: The Basilica was used for a brief scene in the 1987 film The Untouchables in which Sean Connery's character explains "The Chicago Way" to Kevin Costner's character.
|Somehow I doubt this picture to the left is still accurate.....|
|I really liked this crucifix, but I wasn't able to get a much better picture than this.|