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First United Methodist Church of Oak Park

Address

324 N. Oak Park Ave.

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: Closed

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect/Year

Tallmadge and Watson, 1925

Don't Miss

A full docket of performances in the sanctuary: 11:30am Performance by the First UMC of Oak Park Bell Choir; 12:30pm Organ/Piano Recital by William Underwood; 1:30pm Performance by the First UMC of Oak Park Chancel Choir and Soloists

Description

Housing one of the oldest congregations in Oak Park, First United Methodist Church was built and designed by Tallmadge and Watson in 1923 in the English Gothic Revival style. The 80-foot-tall Memorial Tower honors World War I veterans. The sanctuary features a wood-paneled hammer beam truss ceiling, carved railings and hand-painted antique glass windows. The fully restored 1925 Skinner pipe organ includes 3,200 pipes in 44 ranks. The building was designated as an historic Oak Park Landmark in 2005.

Visitor Experience

Visitors may choose between self-guided or volunteer-led tours of the sanctuary and chapel. Musical performances will also be offered.