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Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park

Address

5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.
For those driving, the entrance to the parking lot is on Woodlawn Ave.

Neighborhood

Hyde Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: 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.Today, it's modern, stark interior provides the perfect setting for interfaith gatherings, community events and art installations that bring congregation and community together.

Visitor Experience

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