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Third Unitarian Church

Address

301 N. Mayfield Ave.

Neighborhood

Austin

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

Architect

Paul Schweikher, 1936

Addition

William Fyfe, 1956

Description

A Chicago landmark, Third Unitarian Church is an early example of a house of worship built in the Modern style. Its straightforward use of brick and wood reflect the financial constraints imposed by the Great Depression at the time the church was built. Although the materials were simple, the design is visually distinctive, reflecting the progressive character of the Unitarian congregation. Inside, a series of ceramic tile murals created by Works Progress Administration artist Andrene Kauffman adorn the brick walls of the sanctuary.

Behind the Scenes

Savor this distinctive Unitarian church, a Chicago landmark built in the Modern style.