June 06, 2011

House of Worship: Episcopal*Baptist*Evangelical

These Houses of Worship were either constructed in the the Township of Lake View (1857-87), the City of Lake View (1887-89), or the District of Lake View (1889-1930). Most of the existing Houses of Worship have a Facebook presence.
This particular post list the following denominations:
The Episcopal Churches
All Saints Episcopal Church
Built in the Township of Lake View
Community of Ravenswood
image - Chuckman Collection
also mentioned later in this post under
'The Churches Made of Wood'
Built in 1884 surviving two fires & a demolition attempt this church is the oldest wooden framed/beamed church
in Chicago. 
Read more about congregation's history and renovation.
The Renovation began 2014
(their Facebook page)


the original naive 
photo - The 1883 Project on Facebook
Built in the City of Lake View

photos - Chicago Sojourn
The congregation formed after $500 was spent converting a barn into a small church to serve Chicago’s north side Episcopalians.  When the congregation grew, a small wood-frame church was completed in 1869 at the intersection of Lincoln, Belden and Orchard.  It served as a refuge for victims of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

The current site of Church of Our Savior was completed in 1888. The parish hall building was already at 530 Fullerton Parkway and had served the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church.
Built in the Township of Lake View
 photos - Art Institute of Chicago
A Thanksgiving tale in 1898
(click to enlarge)

 photo - Lake View Patch 2012
photo - Lake View Patch 2012

photos - website

photos - Steve Clarke via Forgotten Chicago on Facebook
who donated the Russian iconic wall piece to the church
and once the home ... 
Baptist Churches
Lake View Baptist Church
Built in the Township of Lake View
Their second building was located at 1338-40 W Henderson by 1891 and as of date the originally address was 1020 W
Otto Street. By 1923 the church became a tailor shop
1894 Sanborn Fire Map edited
and then was the ...
First Swedish Baptist Church of Chicago 
Built in the District of Lake View

the second building?
A small group of Swedish Baptists organized a church in Chicago in 1854. Wiberg, Palmquist and Nilsson were all convinced that Chicago was a strategic center for work among Swedish immigrants. L.L. Frisk was an early leader. In 1859 there were only 20 members. By 1864, it had disbanded but it was reorganized in 1866 which is the 
official date of organization of the church.
German Emmanuel Baptist Church
Built in the District of Lake View
Apparently called the Gross Park Immanuel Baptist 
1923 Sanborn Fire Map
A Baptist Evangelical Conference
located at 912 W Belmont Avenue in 1958
photo - Chuckman Collection
Evangelical Churches
 Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Demolished 2017
photo - GXM via Flickr
structure 1884-2016
1894 Sanborn Fire Map above
 1923 Sanborn Fire Map below
photo above - DNAinfo
photo below - Chicago Architecture 
The rectory located at 2747 Magnolia next to the church was saved from the wrecking ball.
photo - Liz Terrones via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
1958 Celebration
 converted to residential - and not a good one!!
all photos - 'A Chicago Sojourn'

This congregation that began in 1887. Faced with the relocation of its members to the suburbs, the church moved out in 1954. The old building on Sheffield was occupied by the congregations from the Church of Christ, Presbyterian, a Japanese congregation that formed during World War II to serve relocated Japanese residents; it held services in both English and Japanese to meet the needs of first and second generation Japanese-Americans. This congregation in 1998. The building is located just south of Wrigley Field.  

This 1950 Sanborn Fire Map highlights the church located on Sheffield near the old Lake View and Graceland Exchange Telephone buildings currently the AT&T building. The 1901 building is currently a parking lot for the AT&T building.
also known 
German Evangelical Church
Above 1894 Sanborn Fire Map that indicated location on the northeast corner of Noble and Ashland Avenue under the name of German Evangelical Church
Below 1923 Sanborn Fire Map that indicated location on the northeast corner of now Barry Avenue/Ashland under the name of North Ashland Evangelical Church.

a gas station (filling station) by 1950
currently Holy Covenant United Methodist 
view of the location in 1894 top right
view of the location in 1923 top middle
view of the location in 1950 top middle
A Church on Every Block
via Sanborn Fire Maps
The churches illustrated in these maps are the following: Swedish Methodist Evangelical on Barry Avenue (Noble), and then from right to left on Wellington Avenue the Third Reformed German Evangelical, Centennial German Methodist, and the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. The Lady of Mt. Carmel church would later move its church to Belmont Avenue where the school was located probably to the elevated constructed by the Northwestern Railroad Company
 below is a 1923 version of the area 
minus Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and the addition of the Redline (Howard) CTA elevated

Post Notes:
This post is part of a 7 part series of blog posts about 
'Houses of Worship' according to faith. Most Houses of Worship have attached schools on their private property that I may or may not be highlight in any of these posts. These following posts only briefly narrate a particular institution and 'pray' I did not forget one.
The following are a complete list of posts related to 
Houses of Worship:

Read the list of all types of churches as of 1905:

Important Note:
These posts are exclusively used for educational purposes. I do not wish to gain monetary profit from this blog nor should anyone else without permission for the original source - thanks!
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