Twin Tower Sanctuary

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Twin Tower Sanctuary
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Twin Tower Sanctuary is located in Illinois
Twin Tower Sanctuary
Twin Tower Sanctuary is located in the US
Twin Tower Sanctuary
Location 9967 W. 144th St., Orland Park, Illinois
Coordinates 41°37′43″N 87°51′46″W / 41.62861°N 87.86278°W / 41.62861; -87.86278Coordinates: 41°37′43″N 87°51′46″W / 41.62861°N 87.86278°W / 41.62861; -87.86278
Area less than one acre
Built 1898
Architect William Arthur Bennet
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP reference # 88002235[1]
Added to NRHP November 16, 1988

Twin Tower Sanctuary (Old Sanctuary of the United Methodist Church) is a historic Methodist church building at 9967 W. 144th Street in Orland Park, Illinois. The church was completed in 1898, six years after Orland Park was founded, to serve the city's large Methodist population. Architect William Arthur Bennet, who later became well known for his Prairie School works, designed the church in the Queen Anne style. The north side of the church is flanked by the two hexagonal towers that give the church its name. The interior of the church has a Sullivanesque patterned tin ceiling; according to Louis Sullivan scholar Tim Samuelson, it is the best-preserved example of a Sullivanesque tin ceiling in the country.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 1988.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hayes, Richard L. (April 12, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Twin Tower Sanctuary" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved April 3, 2016.