According to Marquette's William O'Brien, who as a student wrote a thesis on architect Henry C. Koch, Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave., which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, is "A Gothic church of French derivation ... purportedly modeled on the Cathedral of Chartes."continue at OnMilwaukee
That makes it a perfect companion to the lovely St. Joan of Arc chapel – itself considered a beautiful example of pure Gothic architecture –which sits about a block west on the Marquette University campus.
Has anyone seen photos of the original sanctuary? I think I looked around at one point but couldn't find any.