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Minnekirken

Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church

Address

2614 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Neighborhood

Logan Square

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Architect

Charles F. Sorensen, 1912

Description

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.