Assumption Catholic Church

  • 323 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL
  • Churches
  • Built: 1886
  • Restored: 2001
Assumption Catholic Church construction photo
Assumption Catholic Church construction photo

The church bell tower and steeple were completely encased with pipe scaffolding in order to dismantle and rebuild.

Assumption Catholic Church construction photo
Assumption Catholic Church construction photo

The circular windows were rebuilt to match existing design.

Assumption Catholic Church construction photo
Assumption Catholic Church construction photo

A crane was used to install the new steeple framing onto the rebuilt brick masonry walls of the tower.

Assumption Catholic Church construction photo
Assumption Catholic Church construction photo

Rebuilt and restored, the 115 year old bell tower stands proud amidst a changed neighborhood of much younger buildings.

Assumption Catholic Church construction photo
Assumption Catholic Church construction photo

Tower dimensions and detailing were carefully recorded and photographed before repairs began.