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IIT Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior

Address

3360 S. State St.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 3pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 3pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1952

Website

miessociety.org

Description

Carr Chapel (also known as the "God Box") is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's only religious project. It's also his only masonry building on the IIT campus. The small non-denominational chapel draws international interest because of its historic importance and remarkable architectural simplicity. Though the building lies outside the boundaries of the IIT Campus National Register Historic District, its restoration began in 2008 and was completed in 2013.

Visitor Experience

A guided walking tour from Crown Hall via Kaplan Institute, ending at Carr Chapel, is available on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am.