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Windowless and Vacant

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[John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Long vacant and windowless grand Romanesque residential building at 36th and Michigan serves as visual wall for cell phone tower on its lot


South Side Community Arts Center

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South Side Community Arts Center

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3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The building was built in 1893 as a home grain merchant George A. Seaverns, Jr. The architect was Gustav Hallberg. In 1940, the building was converted to an arts center. Among its alumni are Gordon Parks and Archibald Motley.

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Sanitary Cleaning Shops

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265 E. Pershing Rd., Chicago. 1911


Birthplace of Gospel, Adler’s Final Masterpiece: Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

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Ebenezer Baptist Interior

Ebenezer Baptist Interior. John Morris/Chicago Patterns

A cultural treasure resides at 45th and Vincennes in Bronzeville: Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. This church (and former synagogue) represents a grand alpha and omega: the birthplace of gospel music and the final work of legendary architect Dankmar Adler.

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