A walk-through of Chicago's long vacant St. Boniface Church, some stunning and sad photos
Despite the recent issuing of a demolition permit, a deal is still in the workscontinue at Curbed Chicago
Residents of the East Village and Noble Square neighborhoods are very familiar with St. Boniface Church and its long struggle to find a new use. The old cathedral, designed by Henry Schlacks and constructed between 1902 and 1904, was shuttered in 1990 and has remained vacant since. The church has been the subject of many community meetings over the years and many different proposals for adaptive reuse. However, it has also been left to decay over the years and there have also been a couple of tense moments where the future of the church seemed uncertain.
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