In 1896 Rev. Grutza learned the U.S. Post Office and Custom House located in Chicago was slated for demolition. To save the poor Polish parishioners $30,000 of material costs, the entire building — carved stone, wooden doors, ornamental bronze railings, light fixtures, door knobs and more — were purchased. It was dismantled and loaded on 500 railcars. You can still see the logo on the doorknobs.