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Loop Tour: Site S
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Site S
Walk north on Clark to Washington Street. The Chicago Temple Building soars above the intersection of Clark and Washington. The Temple has twenty-one stories plus an eight-story spire. The French Gothic design stands out among the Loop skyscrapers. Architects Holabird and Roche designed this unique combination office building and church for the First United Methodist Church in the early 1920s.

Westminster chimes sound from the tower and are heard throughout the Loop. The building claims the world's tallest spire topped with a cross 568 feet above the street. The First United Methodist church is the mother church of all Methodist churches in Chicago.

The photograph at right shows the Chicago Temple Building at the southeast corner Clark and Washington in 1980.

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