Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
2614 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Sat, Oct 13: 10am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 14: 1pm - 5pm
Charles F. Sorensen, 1912
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church—also known as Minnekirken, or "Memorial Church"—is the small red church that everyone in Logan Square recognizes. The Gothic Revival structure opened in 1912, when the neighborhood had a large Scandinavian population. It is similar in structure to Bragernes Kirke in Drammen, Norway. The church continues Norwegian traditions today, with its Christmas celebrations, waffle making and performances by Norwegian artists. Some of the worship services also include Norwegian liturgy and hymns. The church's beautiful sanctuary is known for its superb acoustics and congregational singing is often accompanied by a pipe organ.
Behind the Scenes
Step inside this instantly-recognizable Logan Square landmark church.