Thursday, October 15, 2015

#TBT -- Our Lady of Lourdes Crosses The Street

This weekend is Open House Chicago, when 200 amazing places are open to the public for free. Uptown isn't participating this year, but Ravenswood/Lincoln Square is. Throwback Thursday salutes Our Lady of Lourdes church at Ashland and Leland, a 2015 OHC site. One of the most fascinating things about it is that in 1929, the church and all its contents made a horse-drawn journey across Ashland Avenue to its present location, was spun 90 degrees, and then cut in half and lengthened.  The video above documents how its trek took place.

We urge you to go out and see the sites of Open House Chicago, which are located all over the city. There's much to see and learn.

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