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UChicago Joseph Bond Chapel

Address

1025 E. 58th St.
Enter via archway at 1010 E. 59th. Accessible ramp on north side of building.

Neighborhood

Hyde Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Coolidge and Hodgdon, 1926

Website

uchicago.edu

Description

A small Gothic chapel with soaring stained-glass windows, Bond Chapel is one of Chicago's greatest hidden secrets. It opened in 1926 in the southwest section of the University of Chicago's main quadrangle. It is used for weddings, memorial services, concerts and other ceremonial gatherings. The chapel forms an integral part of the Divinity School and is connected to Swift Hall by a stone cloister. The interior features stained glass designed by the Charles J. Connick Studio of Boston, donated to the chapel in 1949. In 2012, the Chicago Theological Seminary's Betty J. Reneker Memorial Organ (custom built in 1983) was relocated to Bond Chapel.

Visitor Experience

Step inside this hidden gem of a chapel to admire its soaring glass windows. Overhear students taking lessons and demonstrations on the Reneker organ, salvaged from the former Chicago Theological Seminary.