History of First United Methodist- Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc
N 41° 53.012 W 087° 37.809
16T E 447717 N 4637037
Quick Description: These ten stained glass windows are displayed on the exterior of First United Methodist Church (the Chicago Temple) in downtown Chicago. They illustrate the history of the church.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2020 8:22:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM11XTN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
This display is made up of ten stained glass windows, each of which tells a small part of the history of First United Methodist, a unique church that occupies a skyscraper building in downtown Chicago. Each window shows part of the church's history and has a caption with a date. The windows are displayed on the exterior of the building in the small courtyard where the famous Miró's Chicago sculpture is (on Washington Street, between the church building and 69 W. Washington).

The entries on the timeline read as follows:

The Rev. Jesse Walker, pioneer Methodist circuit rider, arriving at Fort Dearborn
June 25, 1925

Founding of the First Methodist Church inn a cabin on Wolfe's Point
(Where the Chicago River divides)
June 16, 1831

The first church building moved across the river to this corner, 1839

Augustus Garrett, early church leader and Chicago mayor, with his wife Eliza whose gifts established Garrett Theological Seminary

Founding of the Arthur Dixon Bible Class, oldest adult church school class in continuous operation in the United States

Second church building erected on this corner

Founded by this church
Garrett Theological Seminary
Northwestern University
Lake Bluff Children's Home
Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital

Third church building on this corner burned in the Great Chicago Fire

Fourth building with church facilities on floors 3 and 4
Erected 1873

Chicago Temple, the First Methodist Church, World's Tallest Church Building and present home of this city's oldest religious body
Erected 1922
Type of building where window is located: Church

77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: 7

Hours of Operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 11:59 PM

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