Grant Would Support Exterior Repairs to Grand Boulevard's Ebenezer Church
Exterior repairs to Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Boulevard would be supported by a $900,000 Adopt-a-Landmark grant introduced to City Council today by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.
The project at 4501 S. Vincennes Ave. includes masonry, roofing and gutter work estimated at $1.2 million, which would be partly funded by the congregation.
Designed by Dankmar Adler and built as a synagogue in 1899, the church became home to the Ebenezer congregation in 1921. The building is considered the birthplace of the earliest modern gospel choir in the country.