Chicago and Illinois A Guide to Sacred Sites and Peaceful Places

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The Spiritual Traveler: Chicago and Illinois is a unique guidebook. It introduces hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, meetinghouses, Eastern temples, and sacred Native American sites. It lists landmarks that rank among America's oldest and finest works of architecture and that contain treasures of spiritual art and history. It describes beautiful gardens, parks, cemeteries, and other peaceful places, as well as the natural beauty of Illinois' prairies, hills, forests, rivers, and lakeshores. Written for ...
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Overview

The Spiritual Traveler: Chicago and Illinois is a unique guidebook. It introduces hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, meetinghouses, Eastern temples, and sacred Native American sites. It lists landmarks that rank among America's oldest and finest works of architecture and that contain treasures of spiritual art and history. It describes beautiful gardens, parks, cemeteries, and other peaceful places, as well as the natural beauty of Illinois' prairies, hills, forests, rivers, and lakeshores. Written for readers and seekers of every faith or none, The Spiritual Traveler: Chicago and Illinois reveals the stories behind these extraordinary sites and places of spiritual power and takes you to the soul of the nation's heartland.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781587680106
  • Publisher: HiddenSpring
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: The Spiritual Traveler Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader x
Chapter 1 The Story of Spiritual Life in Illinois 1
A Brief History of Illinois 2
A Brief History of Some Faith Groups in Illinois 33
Chapter 2 Visiting Sacred Sites and Peaceful Places 64
Pathways 64
Locations 65
Architectural Elements 67
Building Plans 78
Church Interiors 83
Synagogues 87
Mosques 89
Buddhist Temples 90
Hindu Temples 91
Chapter 3 Chicago 93
The Loop 95
South Side 107
Southwest Side 138
Northwest Side 144
North Side 161
Chicago's Environs 183
Chapter 4 Northeastern Illinois 207
Chapter 5 Northwestern Illinois 218
Chapter 6 West-Central Illinois 260
Chapter 7 Southern Illinois 284
Chapter 8 East-Central Illinois 315
Glossary 335
Bibliography 339
Acknowledgments 343
Index 346
Picture Credits 356
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