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John Morris/Chicago Patterns

John Morris/Chicago Patterns

At 63rd and Cottage Grove

Living Landmark: Grant Memorial AME Church, Formerly First Church of Christ, Scientist

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John Morris/Chicago Patterns

Along Drexel Boulevard on the South Side is Grant Memorial AME Church, which for more than 60 years has been a pillar of faith and giving back to the community. The church building is beautifully designed in the Neoclassical style, and is an important part of architectural and ecclesiastical history.

Designed by noted architect Solon Spencer Beman, this was the first Christian Science church built in the Greek Revival style, which would become the common building style of Christian Science and other churches for decades.

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