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The Moody Church

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Address

1630 N. Clark St.

Neighborhood

Gold Coast / Near North Side

Architect

Fugard & Knapp, 1925

Website

moodychurch.org

Description

The Moody Church is one of the grandest Romanesque-Revival churches in the United States. It was designed by Fugard and Knapp and completed in 1925. It borrows elements from Byzantine architecture. The 3,700-seat sanctuary is the largest column-free auditorium in Chicago. The building features a 68-foot-high false ceiling and nearly perfect acoustics. Its 36 unique stained-glass windows and sprawling dimensions have made it a Chicago icon. A rooftop deck with panoramic views of the Lincoln Park lakefront provides space for large events. The church is named after famed evangelist Dwight L. Moody.