About LakeView Lutheran Church
A modernist jewel box of a church, LakeView Lutheran might be best known for its distinctive facade: The entire frontage along West Addison is given over to nearly forty narrow windows, each one two-storey tall and glazed with stained glass. Arranged from edge-to-edge, they give the impression of the bellows of an extended accordion, or the variegated chapters of a thick hymnal. This arresting design continues in the interior, where light from the distinctive wall of windows splashes the sanctuary and choir loft with brilliant patches of primary colors. Designed in 1961 by Charles Stade — who also designed Valpairaso University’s magnificent chapel — LakeView Lutheran continues to delight and comfort today.