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United Church of Hyde Park


1448 E. 53rd St.


Hyde Park / Woodlawn


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Gregory A. Vigeant, 1889



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 available to give oral presentations, orientation to aspects of the sanctuary, and answer questions.

Visitors are welcome to join the 11 a.m. Sunday worship.