Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago

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Photo of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois
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Photo of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois
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Photo of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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Fourth Presbyterian Church

125 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois, Gold Coast 60611
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Quick Facts
Notes
  • The parish house, cloister, and manse, and garth were designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw.
Did You Know?
  • The church used to be lakefront property. Michigan Avenue was known as Pine Street back then, and the lakefront has since been moved farther east.
  • The Fourth Presbyterian Church was designed by the same man who designed the Cathedral of Saint John the Devine in New York.
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There are three comments.

  Have always loved this place and the nearby Chapel of St. James (at the former Quigley Prep Seminary North at Rush and Pearson). Both buildings are like visual and spiritual oases among the modern towers built by merchant princes to the gods of money. They provide relief from the glitz and the hype of the rest of upper Michigan Avenue.

webdiva - Monday, December 12th, 2011 @ 8:06pm  

  I like this church's glow at night, also the gothic design. It respects the Water Tower, 2 blocks away, and is a good architectural contrast to the Hancock Center across the street.

Brent Kampert - Friday, December 19th, 2008 @ 3:44pm  

  Even though I'm Jewish, when I lived in Chicago I would sometimes visit this church on weekend afternoons, after services, just to sit and meditate and enjoy the beauty of its architectural detail. It is probably one of the most beautiful houses of worship in Chicago, and a nice serene respite from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue.

Craftsman - Monday, June 23rd, 2008 @ 6:00pm  

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