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Fourth Presbyterian Church


126 E. Chestnut St.
Enter at southwest corner of Michigan & Delaware.


Near North Side


Sat, Oct 15: 11am - 3pm

Sun, Oct 16: 1pm - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Ralph Adams Cram & Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1914; Gratz Center: Gensler, 2012

Gratz Center

Gensler, 2012


This masterpiece was designed by Ralph Adams Cram, a champion of the Gothic Revival style. It is the second-oldest building north of the river on Michigan Avenue; only the Water Tower and Pumping Station are older. The Tudor-style parish buildings were designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw. In 2012, the congregation dedicated an 80,000-square-foot addition, the Gratz Center, designed by Gensler. This bold contemporary addition to the Gold Coast is rhomboid in shape and clad in interlocking copper plates tinted a brilliant blue-green. The Gratz Center includes Buchanan Chapel, with a floor that incorporates a labyrinth modeled on the one at Chartres Cathedral in France.

Visitor Experience

Docent-led tours will be available.