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Immaculate Conception / St. Henry's

Architect: Barnett, Haynes & Barnett

A Gothic building in stone, dedicated in 1908 as the newest home of an Irish congregation. It stands on Lafayette Avenue on the city's near south side, less than a block from the bustle of I-44. Three rose windows punctuate the soaring interior; stained glass windows are even found inside the bell tower (which gives the appearance that it was meant to be raised to a greater height when funds allowed.)

Immaculate Conception / St. Henry formed in 1977 when St. Henry's Parish closed and merged with Immaculate Conception to form the present church (the original St. Henry's church burned in the mid-1990s and was later demolished.) The current Parish is scheduled to close in mid-2005. A food pantry run by the parish will remain in operation.

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