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Pilgrim Congregational Church

Address

460 Lake St.

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Patton & Fisher, 1889

Description

With roots going back to 1874, this picturesque Queen Anne-style church is the oldest continuously-used house of worship in Oak Park. The smaller original chapel was completed first in 1889, but growing membership prompted the completion of an unusual, nearly square sanctuary in 1900. The original plans were modified to add a large Sunday school room. That room can be opened up to add 400 seats to the 700-seat sanctuary via an enormous door that rises into the ceiling.

Behind the Scenes

Visit the oldest continuously-used house of worship in Oak Park, with its unusual square sanctuary that can be expanded by raising a large door into the ceiling.