Father George Lane
Father George Lane, the
President and Publisher of Loyola Press and a founding member of the Holy
Family Preservation Society, has been one of the most dedicated advocates
for church architecture and preservation in Chicago. His 1981 publication,
Chicago Churches and Synagogues, is an informative survey of Chicago
area religious buildings that has become a primary resource for architects
and preservationists seeking reliable and scholarly material on the subject.
In 1990, it was Lane who led the effort to stave off demolition of the
historic 1857 Holy Family Church and helped raise over $1 million in
restoration funds before a looming deadline.