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Celebrate 70 Fun Fact: OLW Church Construction Begins

Posted on August 15, 2023 by Published by

On March 17, 1957, The Most Rev. Raymond P. Hillinger, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, blessed and laid the cornerstone of Our Lady of the Wayside’s new, permanent Church.┬áConstruction was expected to be completed in September of 1958, at a cost of $350,000.

The Romanesque structure was to have the largest seating capacity of any Catholic Church in the Northwest Area (910 persons).

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