Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Chicago Temple

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Chicago Temple, First United Methodist Church.
Address: 77 W. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602.

It is located in the heart of "the Loop", or downtown Chicago and directly across the street from Daley Plaza and the iconic Picasso sculpture. It was completed in 1924 and has 23 floors dedicated to religious and office use. It is the tallest church building in the world, though not the tallest church in the world. It was designed by Holabird & Roche .

There are three sanctuaries in the building:
Sanctuary 1 is 2 stories tall on the ground floor.
Sanctuary 2 is known as the "Dixon Chapel" and is on the 2nd floor.
Sanctuary 3 also known as the "Sky Chapel" is the smallest sanctuary. The Sky Chapel was installed in 1952 as a gift from Myrtle Walgreen in memory of her husband who founded the chain of drugstores under their surname.


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