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Illinois Institute of Technology, Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior

Address

65 E. 32nd St.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 16: 12pm - 4pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1952

Website

miessociety.org

Description

Carr Chapel (also known as the “God Box") is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's only religious project. It's also his only masonry building on the IIT campus. The small non-denominational chapel draws international interest because of its historic importance and remarkable architectural simplicity. Though the building lies outside the boundaries of the IIT Campus National Register Historic District, its restoration began in 2008 and was completed in 2013.

Behind the Scenes

Experience one of Mies's lesser-known, unconventional—yet very intimate—spaces.