Justice, Illinois: World's Largest Stained Glass Window

Paris? Rome? No, it's in a mausoleum in Justice, Illinois.

Resurrection Cemetery

Address:
7200 Archer Rd, Justice, IL
Directions:
I-55 exits 282 or 282-A. East across the river on Hwy 171/Archer Ave., then bear right and continue south on Hwy 171. Resurrection Cemetery entrance is on the left at 71st St. The Mausoleum can easily be seen from the road.
Hours:
Closes at dusk. (Call to verify)
Phone:
708-458-4770
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Stained glass. World's Largest Stained Glass Window

Gorgeous stop. Follow the Bible stories chronologically by going around the 2nd floor [of the mausoleum] clockwise, and then the 3rd floor clockwise.

[Angie, 08/02/2010]
Largest Stained Glass Window. World's Largest Stained Glass Window

While being home to Resurrection Mary, Chicago's most famous ghost, Resurrection Cemetery also boasts the world's largest stained glass window, which encloses the mausoleum near the main entrance of the cemetery.

[Matt B, 08/24/2008]
Mausoleum exterior. World's Largest Stained Glass Window

The world's largest stained glass window is actually in the mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice. It contains 2,448 panels and is a whopping 22,381 square feet.

As an added note, it is only a few short miles from the Stickney water reclamation plant, the largest (and in july and august the stinkiest) sewage treatment facility in the world.

[Peter Krampert, 09/10/1999]

Photo added August 2008.

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