Chicago’s skyscraper-studded downtown core is home to a surprising number of houses of worship, serving believers of multiple faiths and representing a wide variety of architectural styles. Join Chicago Architecture Center docent David Utech as he highlights six of them.
As Chicago’s downtown became primarily commercial, many of the city’s worship spaces moved to more residential areas. This program will tell the story of two churches that never left downtown (First United Methodist of Chicago and Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist) and one that returned later to the Loop (St. Peter’s Catholic Church). It also highlights a synagogue that was founded to serve Loop workers (Chicago Loop Synagogue), a church that serves a growing student population (DePaul University’s Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal), and one that occupies an entire skyscraper (I Am Temple).