Demolition begins on historic church

Demolition started this weekend on a church on South Union in the old Maxwell Street Market area that pre-dates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Demolition started this weekend on a church on South Union in the old Maxwell Street Market area that pre-dates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

The former Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church was originally built as a German school in 1869.

Although historic, the building was not listed as being architecturally significant in the Chicago Historic Resources Survey.


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