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Morse Theater/Mayne Stage

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Mayne Stage [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Mayne Stage [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Built in 1912 as the Morse Theater, this former vaudeville movie hall is now Mayne Stage. Read more about this theater’s history at Cinema Treasures.


Solitary Walk at Loyola Park

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Patroness of the Road that Never Was: Loyola’s Madonna della Strada Chapel

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Madonna della Strada Chapel postcard

This week’s installment of Flashback Friday brings us to a rare type of architecture: ecclesiastical Art Deco. The Madaonna della Strada Chapel is a unique cultural icon on Loyola campus, with its front door on the lake.

The beautiful view outside of the sanctuary was planned to be much different than what exists today.

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St. Henry’s Catholic Church at Devon and Ridge

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St. Henry's Catholic Church

St. Henry’s Catholic Church, now Angel Guardian Croatian Church at 6346 N. Ridge Avenue was built in 1905. It features Franz Mayer and F. X. Zettler stained glass windows.