Church of the Week: Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago

This week's "church of the week" here on Desperate Pastor is not a church, but it is a cathedral. When you figure that one out, let me know. It's the Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral on Dearborn St. in Chicago, Illinois.

The lovely Robin and I were here together in 1974, if I remember right (before we even began dating), when The Salvation Army Swoneky Division's production of the stage musical Jesus Folk performed on the historic stage of this elaborate Gothic structure.

Built in 1867, the original cathedral in Chicago demonstrated the Gothic Revival style of architecture. During the 1871 Great Fire, everything was destroyed except the limestone walls. It was sold not long ago.

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