The Pilgrim Baptist Church located at 3301 S Indiana Avenue in Bronzeville has received another infusion of much-needed funding for the upcoming National Museum of Gospel Music. The church, which was originally built as a synagogue by Adler & Sullivan in 1891, is sited at the intersection of S Indiana Avenue and E 33rd Street. The Baptist congregation purchased the building in 1921 where it was to become the the birthplace of Gospel.
3301 S Indiana Avenue
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved an Adopt-A-Landmark grant for Pilgrim Baptist Church in Bronzeville. Located at 3301 S Indiana Avenue, the church is sited at the intersection of S Indiana Avenue and E 33rd Street. Originally built as a synagogue by Adler & Sullivan in 1891, the church was destroyed by fire in 2006, with only the stone exterior walls remaining. The structure was designated as a Chicago landmark in 1981.