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St. Francis Xavier College Church
Architect: Thomas Waryng Walsh
Later changes by Henry Switzer
Begun 1893
Stained glass by Emil Frei

Designed by the same architect as nearby DuBourg Hall on the university campus, St. Xavier went up over a period of several years, opening in 1898. The tower was added in 1915, in matching style and material.

Spectacularly illuminated at night, it is the most exhuberant Gothic-style church in the city, with a commanding hilltop position that makes its steeple a beacon as one drives west toward Midtown.

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