Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church has a fiery history that dates back well into the city’s past. Founded in 1871 thanks to a merger of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and the North Presbyterian Church, Fourth faced a rocky start. The congregation’s first church burned to the ground during the Oct. 8, 1871, Great Chicago Fire. Rising from the ashes, the church found a new home and then built its existing house of worship in 1912. This church opened in 1914 and is now considered one of Chicago’s major architectural destinations. Visitors to the Windy City who stay in discount hotels in Chicago near Fourth Presbyterian Church will find this stately structure was designed by Ralph Adams Cram, the famous Gothic revival architect. He also created the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
Visitors who use EasyToBook.com to find discount hotels near Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago will be enamored by this building’s design. The church boasts some 14 carved angels that stand seven feet in height. They top the piers on the church’s south and north aisle. Also included in the design are highly ornate ceilings, exterior gargoyles and other distinctly gothic features. The church is located near such other major Chicago destinations as Water Tower Place and the John Hancock Center.