Once a year, a caravan of buses travels to a new area of the city to appreciate architecturally significant churches. This year, see amazing worship spaces on the South and Near West Sides of Chicago.
The CAC's celebrated Churches by Bus tour returns this year with a blockbuster lineup spanning decades, as well as numerous architectural styles. The Church of the Holy Family predates the Chicago Fire by more than a decade, and the O’Leary family were members there. Second Presbyterian Church features Bartlett murals and Tiffany windows that a dedicated group is working to restore to their original glory. The First Church of Deliverance was designed in the eye-catching Streamline Moderne style by Walter T. Bailey, the first registered African American architect in Illinois. Meanwhile, St. Thomas the Apostle, designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, is considered America’s first “modern” Roman Catholic church.
- Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.