Wednesday, June 17
St. Joseph's, Wilmette
Another stop on the "Unjustly-Obscure Twentieth Century Churches of Northern Chicago" Tour was St. Joseph in Wilmette. The interior is stunning, with some remarkable marble work around the altar (and is surprisingly purple-blue with its stained glass) but unfortunately most of the photos proved too dark to be really useful. The exterior, though, is a powerfully-massed example of the Deco-influenced late Gothic revival, with an economical though carefully-thought-out application of detail.