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