Lecture Series



Basement to Belfry in collaboration with Chicago Architecture Biennial

Saturday January 6, 2017 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Architect Nate Lielasus will provide a Basement to Belfry tour of the church. During this inaugural tour at Second Prebyterian, guests will be given a behind the scenes look at areas of the church not typically visited on regular tours, from the basement dirt floor to the charred roof timbers. The tour will focus on original architectural features from the 1874 construction and evidence of changes during Shaw's reconstruction. 

To reserve a space on the tour please submit payment in the amount of $20 per person to:

Friends of Historic Second Church

1936 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

Open House Chicago

Saturday October 14th 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Sunday October 15th 12:30PM to 5:00PM

Tour Second Presbyterian Church and learn about the current restoration of the Tiffany “Peace” window. See Chicago’s only National Historic Landmark church with its stunning Arts and Crafts Interior.

*All photos by Martin Cheung unless otherwise noted

*Interior sanctuary photo by James Caulfield