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Chicago Temple

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Address: 77 W Washington St, across from Daley Plaza, Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Temple includes a ground floor sanctuary, leased office space...

The Chicago Temple includes a ground floor sanctuary, leased office space and a small Sky Chapel that is located 400 feet above ground level.

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Dual purpose building: church and 22 floors of offices!

The Chicago Temple building is full of surprises. From the outside, it looks like a well-built (in 1922) 22 story office building, but, with a spire on top! On the first floor... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
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Arcata, California
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Arcata, California
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Chicago Temple building is full of surprises. From the outside, it looks like a well-built (in 1922) 22 story office building, but, with a spire on top! On the first floor is a beautiful church, a very peaceful place to sit and contemplate. I love the stained glass windows, especially the ones that show some scenes from Chicago! Once... More 

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Nagpur District, India
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Chicago Temple Building , a 173 meter tall skyscraper church, located at the southeast corner of Clark and Washington Street in Chicago; United States, is the First United Methodist Church of Chicago, which was completed in 1924 with 23 floors dedicated to religious and office use. It is the tallest church building in the world based on the distance... More 

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Franklin Ohio
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

another amazing thing in Chicago that is Free. This church in a skyscraper is very different. The part on the 1st floor you can visit anytime throughout the day. To see the chapel on the 2nd and top floor you have to wait for the tour. They do tours at 2pm weekdays but you have to be there by 2... More 

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Finland
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Chapel in the top was a small and due to whatever reasons there was only one window where you could actually see outside (someone advertised this place as a good viewing point to the city). Chapel in the ground floor was dark and not very decorative. I took the tour at 2pm with a large group and found the 1hr... More 

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Thank Viikke
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

The name "Chicago Temple" is misleading, because this is actually a Methodist church. The tour includes the sanctuary on the ground floor as well as the chapel at the top of the building. Both are gorgeous, but the history of the building is absolutely fascinating. The tour is better when there are fewer people, because there are space constraints. It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Located at the southeast corner of Clark and Washington across the street from the Richard J. Daley Center, the Chicago Temple Building at 77 West Washington is dwarfed by the city's skyscrapers and often judged to be just another office building. In fact, it is 568 feet tall, home to the congregation of the First United Methodist Church of Chicago... More 

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Chicago
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

The large chapel is accessible all the time and the chapel which is located on the very top (accessible by very narrow stairs and partially by small elevator) is accessible only once a day (weekdays at 2pm) with tours. It is worth it to climbed out there. You will learn that founder of Walgreen's was one of the major benefactors... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

At 568 feet, this is a skyscraper church built on the same site where in 1832/1833, the Methodists built their first church in Chicago. There is a large chapel on the ground floor and a small one at the foot of the spire, high above Chicago. The spire chapel is accessible only by tour which is every weekday afternoon starting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

During Chicago Open House we were able to view the sky chapel, the outdoor patio and the sanctuary on the first floor. All spaces were quite impressive. Beautiful stained glass windows in the chapel and sanctuary. There are also guided tours at 2 PM during the week. Check their website.

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Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Caught the daily 2pm tour as soon as I arrived in the city. It was quite interesting to hear of the history. The chapel in the sky was very cozy. The main place of worship was so quite, despite being in the midst of the busy city streets. They really made an effort to make it peaceful and relaxing. I... More 

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