I’m fond of the Middle Ages, and I can find neo-Gothic architecture in my neighborhood in Edgewater, Chicago. Here are a few samples close to home:
Detail of an apartment building down the street.
An apartment building around the corner.
A storefront with a Mediterranean medieval influence.
Edgewater Presbyterian Church’s magnificent Romanesque doorway.
Not quite a castle tower battlement, but it’s the thought that counts.
A gargoyle. One of several in the neighborhood. Every neighborhood needs gargoyles.
Last but not least, not at all, St. Ita Catholic Church, built in 1924-1927 in French Gothic style. The building will be open to tours during Open House Chicago from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, October 15. I can see the top of the bell tower right now from the window next to my desk, and I plan to toddle over this weekend and enjoy a look inside.
— Sue Burke
P.S. The stonework of the church on the inside was a magnificent as the outside, and with an especially lovely altar and large, intricate stained glass windows.