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Our September 24, 10:00am departure is now sold out! For CAF members, tickets are still available for the tour’s September 24, 11:30am departure.

$25 for CAF members
126 E. Chestnut St.

Join CAF docents and Scott Hurst, Senior Associate at Gensler, for a tour of these two remarkable buildings. Designed by Ralph Adams Cram, America’s leading Gothic Revival architect, the Fourth Presbyterian Church is the second-oldest building north of the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue—only the Chicago Water Tower is older. The church’s Tudor-style parish buildings were designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw.

In November 2012, the congregation dedicated an 80,000-square-foot addition, the Gratz Center, which was designed by architects at Gensler. A bold and contemporary addition to the Gold Coast, the Gratz Center is rhomboid in shape and clad in interlocking copper plates tinted a brilliant blue-green. The floor of the Center’s Buchanan Chapel incorporates a labyrinth made of limestone tile and modeled on the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France.