Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E Chestnut St Chicago

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Fourth Presbyterian Church

Address: 126 E. Chestnut St. // Architect: Ralph Adams Cram & Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1914
Hours: Saturday 10am-1pm & Sunday 1pm-4pm

Accessibility: Yes // Photography Permitted: Yes // Access Restrictions: None // Long Lines: No // Washrooms Available: Yes

This masterpiece was designed by America’s leading Gothic-Revival architect, Ralph Adams Cram. It is the second-oldest building north of the river on Michigan Avenue; only the Water Tower and Pumping Station are older. The Tudor-style parish buildings were designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw. In 2012, the congregation dedicated an 80,000-square-foot addition, the Gratz Center, designed by Gensler. This bold contemporary addition to the Gold Coast is rhomboid in shape and clad in interlocking copper plates tinted a brilliant blue-green. The Gratz Center includes Buchanan Chapel, with a floor that incorporates a labyrinth modeled on the one at Chartres Cathedral in France.

Entrance Instructions

Enter at southwest corner of Michigan & Delaware.

Special Accessibility Instructions

Wheelchair accessibility just south of the main doors on Michigan Avenue

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