Quite a shot here of Quigley Preparatory Seminary in 1925. UPDATE Zachary Taylor Davis (not Joseph McCarthy's) St. James Chapel just finished, as the highest steeple in the neighborhood, 4 inches above Fourth Presbyterian (so legend goes).
Tonight Cardinal Francis George honors the Friends of the Windows, a group I am proud to be a long time member of, for its restoration of the Stained Glass Windows in St. James Chapel, with a reception at the Cardinal's Mansion, where, not coincidentally, the Cartoon (sample) windows for St. James Chapel are now installed in the Cardinal's Private Chapel.
Neil Ball, the great Presbyterian devotee of the Built Liturgy has lead this effort for over 10 years now, with amazing fortitude and perserverance, culminating in its completion this year. There is no greater supporter of the St. James Chapel than Neil Ball. All signs look good for continued public access to St. James Chapel and the Crown Jewel in Chicago Architecture.
As Cardinal Egan recently said on a visit to his alma mater (Quigley, that is), St. James Chapel has never looked better.
More on Quigley to come.