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First Congregational Church of Austin, 5701 West Midway Park, Chicago, Cook County, IL



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Item Title


Location
5701 West Midway Park, Chicago, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1067
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N833).
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Significance: This small Prairie School church was designed by William E. Drummond in 1908 for the west-side community of Austin, then a suburb of Chicago. Drummond served as Frank Lloyd Wright's head draughtsman during the first decade of the century; his stylistic debt to Wright is evident in the church design, which is related to Wright's earlier designs for Unity Temple and the Larkin Administration Building. Yet, the low bascilican church is an original work in its own right, with a low entrance set between massive brick piers, a clerestory lighted by a large skylight with lower side-aisles, and fine brickwork and leaded glass. In 1961 the building was named a Chicago Architectural Landmark.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Catholic Churches
Congregational Churches


Related Names
Drummond, William E.
Rudd, J. William, Historian
Homolka, Larry, Historian
Burk, Gary, Delineator
Gregersen, Charles, Delineator
Popko, Edward, Delineator
Ross, Thomas, Delineator
Rudd, William J., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Allen, Photographer June 1965 NORTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, FROM NORTHWEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Allen, Photographer June 1965 EAST SIDE AND NORTH FRONT- FROM NORTHEAST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Allen, Photographer June 1965 INTERIOR- NAVE LOOKING SOUTH
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Allen, Photographer June 1965 TWO OF THE THREE WINDOWS AT NORTH (FRONT ) END
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Allen, Photographer June 1965 DETAIL OF SKYLIGHT (FOUR NORTHERNMOST PANELS)


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