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Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

  • 1224 W. Lexington St. Map It
  • Little Italy
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Completed in 1923 and built to accommodate the area's growing number of Italian immigrants, this church is the oldest continuously operating Italian American church in Chicago. Its Romanesque Revival style was popular with the famous church architects Worthman and Steinbach, and its interior is filled with statues and striking stained-glass windows. The church sometimes serves as a venue for concerts and theatrical productions.

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1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, Illinois, 60607, USA

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  • Free
  • Weekdays 9–4:30, Sun. Mass at 8:30 and 11


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