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Church of the Ascension Episcopal

Address

1133 N. LaSalle Blvd.

Neighborhood

Near North Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architects

Tilton & Wilcox, 1887

Description

Completed in 1887, Church of the Ascension is an impressive example of the Gothic Revival style. Exquisitely carved statues, intricate metal work in the rood screen and stained glass windows crafted by Willet Studios heighten the grandeur of the sanctuary, as does the magnificent 64-rank organ along the back wall. Outside is a beautiful garden open to the public during daylight hours for prayer and reflection. True to its Anglo-Catholic beliefs, Church of the Ascension runs a monthly food pantry, prepares a Thanksgiving Dinner where all are welcome and offers free monthly concerts.

Visitor Experience

Visitors are welcome to explore the church and garden on their own, with docents available to answer questions. The nave will be open up to the rood screen, and archival photos and historical information will be on display. There will be three organ demonstrations and an open choir rehearsal. Coffee and cookies will also be served.