Friends Celebrates Chicago History, "Chicago's Motor Row"

Wednesday June 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Presentation by Dennis McClendon, Chicago Historian
“Starting in the early 1900’s, Chicago’s “Motor Row” was home to dozens of snazzy car dealerships. At its peak, over 100 different makes of automobiles were sold in the showrooms on Michigan Avenue near Cermak. The buildings were built to grab attention with their creative architectural design. A number of these buildings still stand paying tribute to when automobiles first came to Chicago.”
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Summer Reading Club for Children

Second Presbyterian Church is hosting a summer reading club for students in grades 1-6 in the neighborhood. A one hour commitment is needed each week, beginning on June 26th. If you would like to serve as a tutor or assist a child in improving their reading skills, please call the church office (312) 225-4951 or contact Reverend Neff at

South Loop Farmer's Market

Beginning Thursday, June 14, our annual South Loop Farmer's Market returns from 4pm-8pm weekly. From 5pm-7pm, there will be free Docent led tours of the Sanctuary as well as a Kids' Zone with activities to keep your young ones entertained! For more information please visit


Free parking is available every week in our parking lot on the north side of the church as well as the Ada S. McKinley lot (1863 S. Wabash). Please clear the lot by 1:30p.m. weekly.

Statement on Same Sex Marriage

For many years, Second Presbyterian Church has offered same-sex marriage as part of our ministry to the church and the greater Chicagoland community. You and your partner will find an inclusive, warm fellowship of diverse spiritual people at Second Presbyterian Church. If you are looking for a place to be married, or a people who believe in the full dignity, beauty and equality of all God’s children, welcome home.