Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago

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#9 of 21 in Historic Sites in Chicago
A vibrant worshiping and serving community, the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago is made up of more than 5,400 members from diverse backgrounds, denominations, and faith traditions.

Across from the John Hancock Center and located at the heart of the city, on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Fourth Church has been an active presence on North Michigan Avenue since 1914.

Ralph Adams Cram designed the 1914 church Sanctuary; its 1914 parish buildings around the courtyard were designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and the stained glass windows were designed by Charles J. Connick. The interior painting and decoration of the Sanctuary was overseen by Frederick Clay Bartlett. Gensler designed the 2012 Gratz Center addition.
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  • August 5, 2017
    The Fourth Presbyterian is one of the oldest buildings in Chicago. It has a lovely cloister, excellent stained glass, and a fine organ. The exterior is covered in ivy, which is a cool effect, not ofte...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    It was so quiet and peaceful inside, clear signage, great 5min stop from a busy day. Emerging back on to the city streets felt like stepping back into the whirlwind haha  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    It is a nice place... it is old and contrasts with the buildings that surround it... located in magnificent mile...
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  • March 20, 2017
    Beautiful church! They are extremely nice in there and answer any questions the random traveler has. Added bonus: live jazz music every Thursday. A very relaxed environment.
  • October 14, 2016
    Beautiful church building, excellent concerts every Friday at 12:10pm, but if you're looking for solid biblical teaching, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. This location is surely a great tourist spot, though, so i definitely recommend stopping by. They have artwork all the way down the halls and take very good care of their church building.
  • December 23, 2016
    A historic church amidst a bustling city. Step inside and reflect upon the history and charm of this welcoming respite.
  • July 15, 2016
    We were just passing by and thought the church looked really nice and it was. A cute little church that is worth looking into.
  • April 30, 2016
    Open to the public with gorgeous background music of the organ combined with the towering, Gothic pillars and archways make for an awe-inspiring time.

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