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The Moody Church

Address

1630 N. Clark St.

Neighborhood

Lincoln Park / Old Town

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: Closed

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available

Architect

Fugard & Knapp, 1925

Website

moodychurch.org

Description

The Moody Church is one of the grandest Romanesque Revival churches in the United States. It borrows elements from Byzantine architecture. The 3,700-seat sanctuary is the largest column-free auditorium in Chicago. The building features a 68-foot-high false ceiling and nearly perfect acoustics. Its 36 unique stained-glass windows and sprawling dimensions make it a Chicago icon. A rooftop deck with panoramic views of the Lincoln Park lakefront provides space for large events. The church is named after famed evangelist Dwight L. Moody.

Visitor Experience

Church members will be available for guided tours of the sanctuary, though self-guided tours are also permitted.