Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

First Baptist Congregational Church

architect

Gurdon P. Randall

location

60 N. Ashland Ave.

date

1869-71

style

Gothic Revival

construction

Stone

type

Church
 
 
   
Social activism has characterized this congregation since its founding in 1851 by abolitionists. The innovative, amphitheater-style auditorium within this Gothic Revival-style building was widely influential in church architecture. The adjacent Carpenter Chapel was designed by Otis Wheelock and built in 1869 for the Chicago Theological Seminary.

links

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