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The Future

Today the landmark limestone walls sit secured and stabilized. Jersey walls were installed to create pedestrian walkways at the request of the GAP Community. Preservationists, the City of Chicago, the

The Fire

On January 2, 2006, a fire was accidentally started during a roof repair project.  The fire completely gutted the building but left the historic brick and stone walls structurally sound and intact. 

The History

Pilgrim Baptist Church is a historical landmark on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is located on South Indiana Avenue in the thriving Bronzeville neighborhood. Pilgrim was designed in 189