Address: 640 W. Irving Park Rd. and 4030 N. Marine Dr. Year Built:
High School, 1922; addition, 1955-56; convent, 1954-55
Barry F. Byrne
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark:
July 27, 1983
Barry Byrne began his architectual 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.