The First United Methodist Church’s “Sky Chapel” is uniquely situated within the dramatic eight-story tower with spire that tops the Chicago Temple Building (1923), a twenty-one story skyscraper designed by Holabird and Roche (1923). This building—a unique combination of church and speculative office space—also includes a ground floor sanctuary. Both sanctuary and chapel feature stained glass windows designed by Giannini and Hilgart. The choice of Gothic ornamentation for the tower was consistent with imagery for both ecclesiastical architecture and commercial buildings at the time. The tour will be led by Rolf Achilles, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and architectural historian of religious buildings and stained glass.
Tour will meet outside the 77 W. Washington entrance to the Chicago Temple Building.
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