Sunday, January 10, 2010
River North: Assumption School Building
Assumption School Building..
Address: 319 W. Erie Street
Year Built: 1899
Architect: Frederick L. Foltz
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: July 10, 2003..
The Chicago Landmarks website informs.. [click here]..
Assumption School was by the Assumption Church and was an important educational institution in Chicago's earliest Italian immigrant community on the Near North Side. The school was founded by Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), a nationally significant figure in the history of education, health care and social welfare and the first American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. The school is the most intact building associated with her numerous charitable undertakings in the city.
Designed in the Beaux Arts style by architect Frederick Foltz ((1843-1916), the school is a distinctive example of a late-nineteenth century urban school building. The Assumption School Building is distinguished by its fine brick- and stonework, exuberant classically-inspired ornament and ornate copper cornice.
The Assumption Catholic Church..
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# River North: Assumption Catholic Church..
# The Assumption School Building..