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Second Presbyterian Church

Identification

Second Presbyterian Church
205845

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-gothic

Usages

church (presbyterian)

Facts

  • The church is famous in Chicago for its stained glass windows by the Tiffany studio.
  • In 1900-1901 the church was redecorated in the Arts & Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite styles by Howard Van Doren Shaw after it was damaged by a fire.
  • A large mural of the Tree of Life by Frederic Clay Bartlett fills the gothic arch above the altar at the west end.
  • The church was dedicated in 1874 and its gothic style, complete with trefoils and gargoyles recalls English churches of the 15th century.
  • The church is a city, state and national landmark.

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Location

1936 South Michigan Avenue
94 East Cullerton Street
1936 South Michigan Avenue
60616
Near South Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1872
1874

Involved Companies

James Renwick, Jr.

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