Pilgrim Baptist Church

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Pilgrim Baptist Church information

Location
Chicago , USA
Address
3301 S Indiana Ave
Telephone
+1 312 842 5830
Getting there
Metro: Green Line to 35th-Bronzeville-IIT
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Gospel music got its start at Pilgrim Baptist Church, originally built as a synagogue by famed architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan in 1890. Unfortunately, the opulent structure was burned beyond repair in 2006 when a roof repairman lost control of his blowtorch. Only the exterior walls remain as a brooding reminder of the venue's prominence.