Grant Will Support Restoration of Pullman's Greenstone Church
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Exterior repairs to Pullman’s Greenstone United Methodist Church will be supported by a $1.08M Adopt-a-Landmark grant approved today by City Council.
The project at 11211 S. Lawrence Ave. will repair and reclad the green, New England stone on the church’s historic belltower, which is deteriorating due to weatherrelated conditions. The congregation will finance the remainder of total project costs, estimated at $1.1M.
The church building dates to 1882, when it was constructed with the original town of Pullman. Named for the color of its exterior masonry, Greenstone Church was designated a Chicago landmark in 1972.
The City’s Adopt-a-Landmark program is funded by downtown construction projects through the Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus system. Ten percent of bonus proceeds are allocated toward the restoration of designated City landmarks.