The Tribune has a nice article on the church:
|(Jose M. Osorio, Tribune photo /June 19, 2013)|
A Near South Side church that was once a spiritual hub for some of Chicago's most pioneering families is now the first Chicago church to achieve National Historic Landmark status.
For more than a century, Second Presbyterian Church, a Gothic revival structure at 1936 S. Michigan Ave., has awed visitors with its lofty ceilings, intricate stained-glass windows and ornate wood carvings.
The church made the prestigious landmark list earlier this year after a foundation dedicated to its preservation lobbied the Interior Department and the National Park Service. Members of that group, along with congregants and other admirers, gathered Thursday night for a dedication ceremony at the church.A nice honor for a historic Sloop site!