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Second Presbyterian Church


1936 S. Michigan Ave.


Near South Side


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 12:30pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


James Renwick, 1874; renovation: Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1901


Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1901


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.

Brief guided tours of sanctuary will be available.

Visitor Experience

Explore the sanctuary through a station-by-station experience.