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Des Plaines Church Features Park Ridge Architect’s Signature Design

Inside Immanuel Lutheran Church at Christmastime, 1959.

When this photo was taken in 1959, the congregation at , 855 Lee St., was celebrating its second Christmas in the new edifice, dedicated in March, 1957.

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Prolific architect Charles Stade, of Park Ridge, designed the church in a modern style with elements of the Prairie School of architecture. Today, Immanuel Lutheran looks much the same, but still feels fresh, a testament to the quality of its design.

, 832 Lee St., is a part of the church.

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Lauren Peach January 04, 2012 at 09:25 PM
The inside looks a bit like St. Stephen's Church, only smaller.
Brian Wolf January 04, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Stade was also the architect of St. Mary's and of Christ Church in Des Plaines, as well as over 100 churches nationwide. St. Stephen was built in 1952-1954 by the architecture firm of Barry & Kay and seats 800. Immanuel Lutheran seats 700 but that includes an overflow area and choir loft.
Christopher Brinckerhoff (Editor) January 05, 2012 at 12:12 AM
So cool. Thanks Lauren and Brian.

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