St. Thomas hosts architecture talk

By LINDSAY WELBERS
Staff Writer

Patrons of the arts or architecture fans may want to look to St. Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Parish.

St. Thomas The Apostle recently began a lecture series on the architecture and art contained in the city’s first modern Catholic church.

The next lecture in the series will focus on “Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home: Chicago’s Forgotten Renaissance Man.”

Rich Cahan will speak on Miller, who worked as an apprentice under the church’s main architect and is credited with the design on the building’s finials.

Miller later went on to develop his own career in painting, sculpture and architecture.

The next lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

l.welbers@hpherald.com