Our Lady, Queen of the English Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Chicago. View of baptistery. Matthew Alderman, Fall 2005.
The severe stone walls of the baptistery suggest the tomb in which all die in Christ so they may live. At the center stands a raised font with an ornate polychrome wooden lid of a design which continues the hybrid Roman-English and Gothic-Baroque experiment of the design.
Matthew Alderman is a recent graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, and a contributor to the blogs The Shrine of the Holy Whapping, the New Liturgical Movement, and the Society of St. Barbara. He has recently taken a job with a classical residential architectural firm in Manhattan.