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Second Presbyterian Church

Address

1936 S. Michigan Ave.

Neighborhood

South Loop / Prairie Avenue

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12:30pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

James Renwick, 1874

Renovation

Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1901

Description

This National Historic Landmark has been the church home 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 and Frederic Clay Bartlett to rebuild the interior in the Arts and Crafts style. Stunning memorial windows made by William Morris & Company, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Tiffany Studios, McCully & Miles, and Louis J. Millet enhance the Church's interior. Original Bartlett murals, light fixtures and 175 angels grace the space.

Visitor Experience

Explore this landmark of the Arts and Crafts style at your own pace or take a mini-tour with a trained docent. See the newly-restored Peace Window, a Tiffany masterwork.