Located in the heart of Old Town, St. Michael’s
was built in 1852 to provide worship services to German
immigrants who had settled in the neighborhood. The original church was made of wood; however, in 1869, a new church was built of stone. It was considered to be the tallest building in Chicago until the Chicago Board of Trade was built in 1885. St. Michael’s is one of only six buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire.