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Second Presbyterian Church

Not an active site.


1936 S. Michigan Ave.


South Loop / Prairie Avenue


James Renwick, 1874


Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1901


This National Historic Landmark has been the home church to many leading citizens of Chicago, including the Pullmans, Blackstones and Armours. Following a devastating fire in 1900, the congregation hired Howard Van Doren Shaw to rebuild the sanctuary in the Arts and Crafts style. Shaw's renovation incorporates rich wood carving, plaster decoration, light fixtures and pre-Raphaelite murals by Frederic Clay Bartlett. The church also houses an extraordinary collection of stained-glass windows including pieces by Tiffany Studios, Morris & Company, Louis J. Millet, McCully and Miles, and Giannini and Hilgart.

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2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018