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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.

5 Hours
$50 public (includes CAC admission)
$43 CAC members
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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.
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