Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago To Be Repaired
Apr25

Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago To Be Repaired

The historic Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago in the city’s South Loop neighborhood received a renovation permit for much-needed repairs on April 20th. The church, at 1936 South Michigan Avenue, has been covered in varying degrees of scaffold after a tragic accident back in September of 2014 killed a passerby as she walked past. Now, permission is in place to repair the facade of the bell tower and restore the windows, as...

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Second Presbyterian Marks 75 Years of Architecture Tours
Nov12

Second Presbyterian Marks 75 Years of Architecture Tours

Chicago is a city of architecture and architecture tours.  There are dozens to choose from, whether you want to go by boat, bus, taxi, bicycle or by foot.  You can take in a view from a thousand feet up, or go underground.  But when it comes to longevity, few can compete with Second Presbyterian Church (1936 South Michigan Avenue). It has been offering architecture tours of its sanctuary for 75 years. If you haven’t been, this...

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The South Loop’s Revival Brings New Appreciation for Chicago’s Landmark Second Presbyterian Church
Jun13

The South Loop’s Revival Brings New Appreciation for Chicago’s Landmark Second Presbyterian Church

The late 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement that came out of England was widely embraced in the United States – especially in Chicago. And the South Loop has one of the largest and best preserved examples of the movement’s precepts: the interior of Second Presbyterian Church (1936 South Michigan Avenue). In March, 2013 Second Presbyterian became the only church in the city of Chicago to be designated a National Historic...

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