Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Immaculata High School and Convent Buildings

architect

Barry Byrne

location

640 W. Irving Park Rd. and 4030 N. Marine Dr.

date

High School, 1922; addition, 1955-56; convent, 1954-55

style

mix of cubist, art deco and gothic

construction

Brick

type

Education
 
 
   
Barry Byrne began his architectural career with Frank Lloyd Wright. Using Wright's teachings as the basis for developing a personal style, Byrne established new precedents for modern ecclesiastical architecture, creating original expressions in a genre usually associated with historic forms and long-established traditions. The later building, designed by Byrne, is a model of a compatible, yet distinctive addition to a historic structure.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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