Extended fall Hours
Friends of the Historic Second Church will provide tours on Friday afternoons through the month of October.
Find the times below:
October 11th - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
October 18th - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
October 25th - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Friends is on TV!
Friends is pleased to let you know that CAN-TV Chicago Cable Channel 27 will be airing our June program, "Chicago in the Roaring 20s: The Thoroughly Modern Metropolis" with a lecture by Kathleen Murphy Skolnik.
For those of you who missed it or who want to catch this fascinating program a second time, you can watch it on You-tube:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Saturdays, 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm
Friends of Historic Second Church exists to preserve, restore, and educate
Second Presbyterian Church is a Chicago architectural gem dating to 1874. Architect James Renwick designed the Gothic Revival exterior and Howard Van Doren Shaw and Frederic Clay Bartlett redesigned the interior in the Arts and Crafts style in 1901. Stunning memorial windows made by William Morris & Company, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Tiffany Studios, McCully & Miles, and Louis J. Millet enhance the Church's interior. Original Bartlett murals, light fixtures and 175 angels grace the space. In 2013, Second Presbyterian Church was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its Arts and Crafts interior. This designation is reserved for buildings and sites that are determined by the Secretary of the Interior to possess national significance in American culture and history.
Our mission is to preserve and restore the art and architecture of Chicago’s landmark Second Presbyterian Church and to engage neighbors and the world in sharing our passion for its beauty and significance.
Please visit and join us in maintaining this historically significant architectural treasure.
Current Restoration Work
Sanctuary photo credit: James Caulfield and all other photos by Martin Cheung