Welcome to Friends of Historic Second Church

Second Presbyterian Church is one of Chicago's architectural gems. 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 taste. In addition to the original interior fixtures and murals, memorial windows made by William Morris & Company, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Tiffany Studios, Church Glass & Decorating Company, McCully & Miles, and Louis J. Millet enhance the Church's interior. In 2013, Second Presbyterian Church was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its Arts and Crafts interior.  National Historic Landmark 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.

Friends of Historic Second Church exists to preserve, restore, and educate.


Tiffany "Peace" Window is Reinstalled!

Fox32 News 1903 Tiffany Peace Window Reinstallation


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                            Restallation is progressing.                              Tom Venturella and Jim Murphy ready a panel for installation

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Tom Venturella secures the final panel. 

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Celebration of "Peace" Window Removal


Video Courtesy of Mark Loucks

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