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United Church of Hyde Park

Address

1448 E. 53rd St.

Neighborhood

Hyde Park / Kenwood

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Gregory A. Vigeant, 1889

Website

uchpchicago.org

Description

This striking Romanesque-Revival church was originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Hyde Park. The sanctuary has large stained glass windows, a uniquely painted ceiling and a 12-sided dome inscribed with the names of the apostles. In 1924, an extensive remodeling added Romanesque arches, pews and a cork floor. Then in 1930, the church merged with the Hyde Park Congregational Church. After merging in 1970 with the Hyde Park Methodist Church, it became known as the United Church of Hyde Park. The congregation is multi-ethnic, multi-generational and socio-economically diverse, much like the neighborhood in which it is located.

Visitor Experience

Visitors will be provided pamphlets about the architecture and church history and can explore the sanctuary and fellowship hall. Church members will be on hand to give oral presentations and answer questions.