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Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago

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4.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Stop in to 4th Presbyterian Church for a nice respite during your shopping trip to North Michigan Avenue. Historically relevant and gorgeous architecture. 
  • I had a member's only tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. We saw the Gratz Center and the church proper. If you are in the area of John Hancock, you must go in this church and see it. Try t...  read more »
  • In the middle of busy shopping and sightseeing, it was best to find this quiet place to slow down and reflect. Its Gothic style is a high contrast to the modern plain Hancock centre across the street,...  read more »
  • We were just passing by and thought the church looked really nice and it was. A cute little church that is worth looking into.
  • 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.
  • No better experience. Incredibly beautiful old church, friendly people who welcome all, sermons that will not only keep you awake but will enlighten you.
  • An important piece of America's heritage. America's past and future.
  • As someone who isn't very religious this is one of my favorite churches in the city. I always get a sense of peace when I walk in and the architecture is a wonder. My favorite time of year to go is for the annual concert Andrew Bird hosts here around Christmastime. The acoustics for his concert was amazing. The decor for the event was stunning. I had the most wonderful time attending the show. If I ever need a place to duck in and take a break from the bustle of Michigan Ave. I always think of the church.
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