Archdiocese of Chicago

Established November 28, 1843

Father Jacques Marquette first explored the area that is now Chicago. William Quarter was named the first bishop upon the creation of the diocese. It was elevated to archdiocese in 1880.


Archdiocese of Chicago * Catholic Encyclopedia


H. Koenig, A History of the Institutions of the Archdiocese of Chicago

D. McNamara, Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago