Alice Millar Chapel Turns 50

Completed in September of 1963, Alice Millar Chapel and Religious Center has served as the location for many spiritual and ceremonial events in the life of Northwestern University. As we honor the 50th anniversary of the building, read Northwestern magazine’s full story on the chapel’s rich history. Scroll below to take a virtual tour of some of Alice Millar’s truly unique stained glass window designs with University chaplain Rev. Timothy Stevens.

Medicine Windowmedicine window

Commerce Window
commerce window

Communication Window
communication window

Space Window
space window

Scientific Discovery Window
scientific discovery window

Front Window
main window

Read a full description of each of the chapel’s windows.

5 thoughts on “Alice Millar Chapel Turns 50

  1. My most vivid memory of Alice Millar Chapel is from my Freshman Year at Northwestern, 1970-71, when I was in the University Chorus. We performed Bach’s B Minor Mass in the Chapel with Margaret Hillis conducting the University Orchestra. Both the chorus and the orchestra was up in the choir/organ loft so we could look out over the entire audience sitting below us. My room mates Bill Sharp and Dave Chickering both played in the orchestra. What an awesome night that was for three 18 year old college boys. Glorious music amidst glorious architecture!

  2. I was just reminiscing about the beauty of Alice Millar Chapel, so it is wonderful to see this tribute! I have many fond memoires of singing every Sunday in Chapel Choir and hearing the magnificent Aeolian-Skinner Organ! It is such a beautiful and special place!

  3. Spoke at a couple of anti-apartheid rallies there and got married there! Sound carries so beautifully in that space. Lots of good memories. Love this post.

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