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Where is it?

Q-Loyola roofline

This architectural style may represent a wish to let bygones be bygones.

The Loyola Chapel -- fine, but curious

A-Loyola chapel

The distinctive roofline belongs, of course, to the Chapel, above, which opened in 1933 at Loyola.

Liberal Arts College historian Virginia Nixon says, "The design of the original Loyola Campus integrated green spaces with a handsome group of buildings that emulate European late medieval collegiate architecture.

"The Administration Building is English Tudor, while the more elaborate curving front gable of the Chapel seems to draw on Netherlandish Baroque. The choice of styles was, aesthetically, a fine, if curious, one.

"The intriguing question of why Jesuit patrons chose the style of the dynasty that destroyed Catholicism in England begs for an investigation."

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