Chicago Catholic Churches: A Sketchbook (Landmarks) (Paperback)
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It began as the hobby of a lifelong Chicagoan. Twenty-five years and more than three hundred freehand church sketches later, it acts as an archive for centuries of architectural and religious history. The pen-and-ink drawings meticulously capture the details of each individual church down to the bullet holes Al Capone's hit men put in the fa ade of Holy Name Cathedral. The comprehensive collection also includes structures that were razed or repurposed, their memories lost save for the loyal parishioners who remember their roots. From St. Adalbert to St. Willibrord, Harrison Fillmore traces the unmistakable profiles of Chicago's Catholic churches into a single gallery of heartfelt art.