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First United Methodist Church of Oak Park

This is an archived listing.


324 N. Oak Park Ave.


Oak Park


Tallmadge and Watson, 1925


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.

Archived In

2018 , 2019