Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The chapel looked a lot older than it was. It was constructed in the 1940's, in the traditional style, to serve the nuns of the Society of Helpers of Holy Souls, which made its home in an adjacent mansion on Lake Shore Drive and Barry. A cold, drear day of a winters that feels like it might never end seems a good time to recall the story of the great mansions of Wellington Street and the death of a sacred space, documented in a series of remarkable photographs by Susanne Schnell, here.
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