Saturday, June 15, 2013

Second Presbyterian Church to Achieve Landmark Status

Only Church in Chicago to Achieve National Historic Landmark Recognition.
While other old Chicago churches have been razed, the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago will celebrate its National Historic Landmark designation with a dedication ceremony. National Historic Landmark status, conferred by the U.S. Department of Interior and the National Park Service, reflects the church’s significance in American culture and history.

The interior is an example of the Arts and Crafts style.

WHY: The sanctuary of the church, dating to 1901, is one of the largest and best preserved Arts and Crafts interiors in the nation. It also contains a wealth of stained glass windows including nine by the firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Founded in 1842, Second Presbyterian Church has been an important cultural institution and community center serving a multi-cultural congregation and community.

WHAT: National Historic Landmark Dedication for Second Presbyterian Church

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. June 20, 2013

WHERE: Second Presbyterian Church
               1936 S. Michigan Ave.
               Chicago, IL 60616

There is no charge for this event and everyone is invited to attend.

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