Grant Would Support Exterior Repairs to Grand Boulevard's Ebenezer Church

February 1, 2023

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.


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