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Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church


2614 N. Kedzie Blvd.


Logan Square


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available


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, largely unchanged since 1912, is known for its superb acoustics and congregational singing is often accompanied by a pipe organ.

Visitor Experience

Step inside this instantly-recognizable Logan Square landmark to explore the sanctuary and choir loft. Coffee and traditional Norwegian waffles will be available for purchase.