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Historic Chicago church to hold final Mass next month

June 25, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago says the final Mass at a historic city church that has fallen into disrepair will be held next month.

St. Adalbert Church has been around for more than 100 years, but church officials have said more than $3 million is needed to repair the building, including its towers.

Church officials say the last Mass will be July 14. In a statement, the Archdiocese of Chicago says after that the building will “no longer be a sacred space and may not be used for worship.”

Several proposals are being considered for the future of the building.

The parish was founded in the 1870s and the current church was built in 1912.

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