St. Alphonsus Catholic Church - Lake View (Chicago)

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago was founded in 1882.  Many Volga German families living in the Lake View area attended St. Alphonsus.


1429 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 773.525.0709

Pastors & Priests: 

The congregation of St. Alphonsus has been served by the following priests:

Fr. Essing (1882)
Charles Hahn
Peter Hellers
Max Leimgruber (1885-1887)
Henry Schageman (1887-1893)
Henry Weber (1893-1895)
William Loewekamp (1895-1901)
Joseph Beil (1901-1907)
George Thomas (1907-1912)
Wenzel Steinbach (1924-1930)
Francis Fagen
Joseph Hahn
James Hurlbert
Michael O'Connell (2012-)


- St. Alphonsus History (church website)

First church building built in 1882.
Source: Church website

Interior of the second church building, completed in 1897.
Source: Church website

St. Alphonsus, completed in 1897.

Fire at St. Alphonsus in 1950. Reconstruction completed in 1952.
Source: Church website.

Interior of St. Alphonsus.
Source: Lindley Johnson.