First Baptist Congregational Church

60 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607, US

Category: Religious Institutions

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Labor Trail

The Union Park Congregation Church -- a social activist congregation originally founded in 1851 by abolitionists -- built this church between 1869 and 1871. In 1910, the Union Park church merged with the city's first Congregational Church, and this building was renamed, the First Congregational Church. Since 1970, the church has been home to a black Baptist Congregational Church. The accompanying photographs show the church as it looks today, and the interior of the church as it was in 1910.


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