The architectural beauty of St. Rita Parish

February 16, 2012

St. Rita of Cascia church cuts a commanding figure on the north side of 63rd Street at Fairfield Avenue.

Built in 1950, the Renaissance Revival church is a bit newer than its other classically-designed Roman Catholic churches around town. Despite is relative modernity, the church was designed with an eye toward the past and was given a wealth of old world detailing. Behold: