“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Second Presbyterian Church

James Renwick, Architect, 1874


—Rebuilt in 1900 by Howard Van Doren Shaw —

Second Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
October 19, 2013
1. Second Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. When this neo-Gothic church was designed by a prominent New York architect, the surrounding streets, including Prairie Avenue one block east, were lined with the homes of wealthy Chicagoans. The fine interior decorations recall the congregation that built and, after a fire, rebuilt the church.
Erected by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
Location. 41° 51.346′ N, 87° 37.444′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of South Michigan Avenue and East Cullerton Street on South Michigan Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1936 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60616, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry B. Clarke House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); John J. Glessner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wheeler–Kohn House (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Book Company Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Platt Luggage Building (approx. 0.3 miles
Second Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
October 19, 2013
2. Second Presbyterian Church
The church was named a National Historic Landmark in 2013
away); The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
Categories. Churches, Etc.
Second Presbyterian Church Interior image. Click for full size.
October 19, 2013
3. Second Presbyterian Church Interior
Howard Van Doren Shaw remodeled the interior, which is now considered a masterpiece of Arts & Crafts design
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