Free lecture Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Where: Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street 312.981.3386. Offered through the Center for Life and Learning for those 60 and more.
Power of Attorneys and Living Wills
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:30–11:30 a.m. Register online here
The Center for Disability and Elder Law will be offering a free presentation with the CLL addressing legal services for powers of attorney for healthcare and property, and living will declarations. Come learn more about these important documents and get your questions answered. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for free one on one consultations in drafting the documents.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Register online here
Join Denise A. Greiner from Northwestern Medical Group’s Audiology Services as she discusses hearing loss. Denise will cover the different types of hearing loss, communication strategies for individuals with hearing loss, hearing aid styles and technology and expectations with hearing aid use.
The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was organized on February 12, 1871, through the merger of two older congregations, founded in 1848 and 1855.
The new congregation spent six months refurbishing North Presbyterian’s existing church building on the southeast corner of Wabash and Grand and rededicated the renovated structure on Sunday, October 8, 1871. A few hours later the church burned to the ground in the Chicago Fire.
In February 1874 they dedicated a stone church on the northwest corner of Rush and Superior Streets that they would use for just over forty years.
In 1911 Fourth Church had outgrown its property at Rush and Superior. They purchased a plot of land three blocks north, on what would later become Michigan Avenue, and the cornerstone for a new edifice was laid on September 17, 1912.
The Sanctuary was designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram, the parish buildings around the courtyard by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and the stained glass windows by Charles J. Connick. The interior painting and decoration of the Sanctuary was overseen by Frederick Clay Bartlett. The new church was dedicated in 1914.Except for the Water Tower complex which survived the Chicago Fire of 1871, Fourth Church is now the oldest surviving structure on Michigan Avenue north of the river.