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Success with the 1st One-Off Tour of Chicago Temple!

By Amanda on August 9, 2011


This past Saturday, August 6, Chicago Detours held it’s first (of many more to come) one-off special event tour with a 2-hour architectural and historical tour of the Chicago Temple building, which houses the First United Methodist Church as well as many law offices. This special event tour was sold-out with 22 guests.

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Pastor Phil shares the idiosyncracies of living on the 23rd floor.

Senior Pastor Phil Blackwell graciously welcomed our architectural tour group to explore the building, including a trip to the Sky Chapel and his own personal balcony at his 3-story penthouse. Guests enjoyed grand views of Chicago architecture and plenty of prosecco. Thanks to those who came!

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Looking up at the turrets from the private roof terrace.

If you didn’t get a chance to make it, then you are in luck! People loved it so much that we’ll offer it again next year.

–Amanda Scotese, Chicago Detours Executive Director


Chicago Detours offers guided walking and bus tours of architecture, history and culture to public and private groups. We are a passionate team of educators, historians, artists and storytellers, and are proud to be one of very few tour companies in Chicago that is rated five stars on both Google and TripAdvisor.


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