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Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park

Address

5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Access entrance on 55th St. or through parking lot on Woodlawn Ave.

Neighborhood

Hyde Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Edward Dart, 1968

Description

This austere Modernist church by architect Edward Dart is adjacent to the University of Chicago campus. While presenting a blank face to the street, a product of the Urban Renewal era of architecture, the church’s intimate courtyard entrance and brick-and-concrete sanctuary creates a sense of arrival into a meditative space. The sanctuary is lit indirectly by skylights above the altar. 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.

Visitor Experience

Explore this austere brick-and-concrete Modernist church by architect Edward Dart, as well as its tranquil garden and columbarium. Then take a close look at the church’s original blueprints.