Stop 14: Hyde Park Union Church

5600 S Woodlawn Ave Chicago

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The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th century to the present. Its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are presented in an immersive experience within the restored Nickerson Mansion, completed in 1883. Vibrant educational and cultural programs, as well as exhibitions, place the Gilded Age in context and illuminate the history, culture and urban fabric of Chicago. Photo by Alexander Vertikoff, 2014.

Hyde Park Union Church

Hyde Park Union Church was designed by John Gamble Rogers in 1906. Between 1906 and 1961, members of the church and their families have donated dozens of stained-glass windows in memory of deceased loved ones. Four of these windows are attributed to Tiffany artisans: Jesus, the Good Shepherd from 1906; St. Paul at Mars Hill from 1907; Amos and Hosea from 1908; and Joshua and Moses from 1918. The only window that has the signature of Tiffany Studios is Amos and Hosiah, a memorial window to William Rainey Harper, the first president of the University of Chicago.

The window was designed by Frederick Wilson, one of Tiffany’s best-known stained-glass window artists. The Good Shepherd is also potentially designed by Frederick Wilson as he is credited with designing a similar window, Prayer of the Good Shepherd, for St. James Church in Lake George, New York. (To learn more about Frederick Wilson and the work he did for the Tiffany Chapel, see Stop 5 on Chicago’s Tiffany Trail). Other windows in the church are done by German stained-glass artist, Franz X. Zettler, and Tiffany rival, Charles J. Connick of Boston.

Open Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, Free, Visit during Sunday Service at 10am

Cover photo credit: William Tyre

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