Chicago Temple Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois

This image shows only the spire of the largest church in Chicago, and the tallest building in the city when completed in 1924, the Chicago Temple of the Methodist Church.

Curteichcolor Reproduction from Kodachrome or Ektachrome Original

The description states:

CHICAGO TEMPLE (First Methodist)

the world’s tallest and oldest church, is located in the heart of the downtown Loop, having occupied this site for 116 years. Its spire, floodlighted at night, is an impressive sight. The Deagan Carillon is heard throughout the downtown area. The “Sky Parsonage” and the “Sky Chapel” are located in the tower, 330 and 400 feet above the street. An active weekday program culminates on Sunday, with overflow congregations coming from all the states and many countries around the world. The church is open daily for meditation and prayer.

Sunday Services: 11:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M.

Noonday Meditations 12:15–12:45 P.M.

Tours Daily 2:00 P.M.

–While the building retains the title of tallest church building, the tallest church is now Ulm Minster. This building was the tallest in Chicago until passed by the Chicago Board of Trade building in 1930.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

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