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Lake Street Church of Evanston

Address

607 Lake St.

Neighborhood

Evanston

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: Closed

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Cass Chapman, 1875

Website

lakestreet.org

Description

The oldest of the four remarkable churches surrounding Raymond Park was commissioned in 1872 by a congregation that was already 14 years old. A financial panic delayed the completion of the Gothic-Revival building until 1875. Pointed-arch windows and the tall, slender steeple above the belltower give a strong vertical orientation to the stucco-clad brick building. The sanctuary is simple, but it has an ornate dark-timber hammerbeam roof.

Behind the Scenes

Get a glimpse inside one of Evanston's oldest churches.