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All Saints' Episcopal Church

Address

4550 N. Hermitage Ave.

Neighborhood

Uptown / Ravenswood

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 12:30pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

John C. Cochrane, 1883

Description

Chicago’s oldest wood-frame church was built just one year before the city annexed the Ravenswood community. The Stick Style was very popular in late-19th-century America, but it is extremely rare in Chicago because the city outlawed such wood-frame construction within city limits after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. All Saints' Episcopal Church has survived expansions, renovations, fire and near-demolition. The most visible phase of a major restoration was just completed in 2016. The original wood exterior and iconic tower have been uncovered and beautifully rehabilitated after decades hidden under layers of stucco. The church's interior, configured for intimate worship services in the round, is brightly lit by colorful stained-glass windows.

Behind the Scenes

Peek into the sanctuary of this recently-restored church.