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Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park

Address

5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.
The main entrance is on 55th Street. You can also enter from the parking lot on Woodlawn Avenue.

Neighborhood

Hyde Park / Kenwood

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect/Year

Edward Dart, 1968

Description

This austere mid-century church by architect Edward Dart is adjacent to the University of Chicago campus. Behind the plain façade is a brick-and-concrete sanctuary lit by skylights above the alter, accenting the meditative space. In addition to the altar, Dart designed the singular concrete baptismal font and ambo. The church is adorned with sacred art including works by the late Chicago sculptor Egon Weiner. Today, its modernistic interior provides the perfect setting for interfaith gatherings and art installations that bring congregation and community together.

Visitor Experience

Tours of the front gate and garden courtyard, narthex and nave are offered, but not mandatory. Literature for a self-guided tour will also be available.