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First Congregational Church of Evanston


1445 Hinman Ave.




Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible


Tallmadge & Watson, 1927


The current First Congregational Church of Evanston is the third building on the current site. Founded in 1869 by settlers from New England who carried on the faith traditions of the Pilgrims, the original church burned down in 1884 and was quickly replaced. By the early twentieth century, this new building was in disrepair, and in 1927 was replaced with the current structure. The large sanctuary is noted for its peaceful simplicity and clear windows, which allow ample natural light. The Chapel of Remembrance is a handsome wood-paneled space with remarkable stained-glass windows.

Visitor Experience

Enjoy the serene simplicity of the main sanctuary and the unique chapel of this historic church, one of several facing Raymond Park.