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First United Methodist Church of Oak Park

Address

324 N. Oak Park Ave.

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: Closed

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Tallmadge and Watson, 1925

Description

One of the oldest congregations in Oak Park, First United Methodist Church was built and designed by Tallmadge and Watson in 1923 in an English Gothic Revival Style. The 80-foot-tall Memorial Tower honoring World War I veterans stands as a landmark in the neighborhood. The sanctuary features a wood paneled hammer beam truss ceiling, carved railings, pulpit and choir loft. The sanctuary’s hand-painted antique glass windows, created by Giannini and Hilgart, depict Jesus, his apostles and Old Testament prophets. The historic 1925 Skinner pipe organ includes 3,200 pipes in 44 ranks. The building was designated as a historic Oak Park Landmark in 2005.

Saturday 11am - The Bell Choir of First United Methodist Church of Oak Park will present a brief performance as OHC guests walk through the Sanctuary and Chapel or pause and sit for a spiritual oasis.

Saturday 12pm - Church Organist Eun Ju provides a short concert to demonstrate the many voices of the Historic 1925 original Skinner Pipe Organ with 3,200 pipes and 44 Ranks. The organ was fully restored in 2005 to its original splendor. Listen while walking through the Sanctuary or sit and enjoy this spiritual oasis.

Visitor Experience

Visitors may choose between self-guided or station-by-station experiences.