Chicago Architecture Info
Chicago Temple First United Methodist Church
Official name: First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple
Also known as
First Methodist Episcopal Church
77 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Basic Information
Designed by Holabird & Roche
Type Holy Place
Floors: 29
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Seating capacity: 1,000 people
  • 1834: A log cabin ws built just north of the Chicago River for this congregation.
  • 1837: The cabin was moved to the corner of Clark and Washington Streets, which is also the location of the present building.
  • 1845: A brick building was erected to replace the log cabin.
  • 1858: A four-story building was built to replace the earlier brick structure. The church was on the upper two floors.
  • 1871: The building was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire. It was immediately rebuilt.
  • 1922: Construction began on this building.
  • 1924: This building was dedicated.
  • 1952: The sky chapel was dedicated