Chicago Landmarks

Immaculata High School and Convent Buildings

Original View, 1922     Address: 640 W. Irving Park Rd. and 4030 N. Marine Dr.
Year Built: High School, 1922; addition, 1955-56; convent, 1954-55
Architect: Barry F. Byrne
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: July 27, 1983

1955 Addition Barry Byrne began his architectual career with Frank Lloyd Wright. Using Wright's teachings as the basis for developing a personal style, Byrne established new precedents for modern ecclesiastical architecture, creating original expressions in a genre usually associated with historic forms and long-established traditions. The later building, designed by Byrne, is a model of a compatible, yet distinctive addition to a historic structure.