First Congregational Church of Austin

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First Congregational Church of Austin
First Congregational Church of Austin, 5701 West Midway Park, Chicago (Cook County, Illinois).jpg
Photo of the church from the Historic American Buildings Survey (the statue was not part of the original design by Drummond)
First Congregational Church of Austin is located in Chicago
First Congregational Church of Austin
First Congregational Church of Austin is located in Illinois
First Congregational Church of Austin
First Congregational Church of Austin is located in USA
First Congregational Church of Austin
Location 5701 W. Midway Place
Chicago, Illinois
USA
Coordinates 41°53′19″N 87°46′5″W / 41.88861°N 87.76806°W / 41.88861; -87.76806Coordinates: 41°53′19″N 87°46′5″W / 41.88861°N 87.76806°W / 41.88861; -87.76806
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1908
Architect William Eugene Drummond
NRHP Reference # 77000474[1]
Added to NRHP November 17, 1977

First Congregational Church of Austin, also known as Greater Holy Temple of God in Christ, is a historic church at 5701 West Midway Place in Chicago, Illinois. The church was built in 1905 for a Congregational assembly; it was later used by Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, and Church of God in Christ congregations. Architect William Eugene Drummond, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the church in the Prairie School style; it is an unusual example of a Prairie School church and was influenced by Wright's Unity Temple. The one-story building consists of a tall central section with massive piers and a smaller section to either side. The entrance is recessed in the base of the central section; the doorway features lintels and posts that continue the building's rectilinear emphasis. Leaded glass windows are recessed in the spaces between the central section's piers.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1977.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Beilke, George M.; Sprague, Paul E. (June 1, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: First Congregational Church of Austin" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved April 3, 2016.