Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park

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Grace Episcopal Church

924 West Lake, Oak Park, Illinois, Oak Park 60301
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Self-described as an "English Gothic Revival" building, Grace Episcopal Church is one of the outstanding architectural assets of Oak Park. The building's soaring arches are filled with a intricate designs in glass that help unify the building as a whole. The carillon tower is both tall and somewhat wider than other towers of its height, giving firm anchor to the delicate sanctuary to which it is attached. The history of Grace Episcopal goes back to 1875, but the main portion of this building wasn't completed until 1905. over the course of three decades, the building was expanded to take on the form we see today.

Quick Facts
Notes
  • 1898: Groundbreaking for the main church.
  • 1905: The church sanctuary is dedicated.
  • 1917: The parish house is added.
  • 1922: The bell tower is completed.
  • 1928: The rectory is erected.
Did You Know?
  • This was one of the filming locations for the movie "Home Alone."
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