634 N Austin Blvd Oak Park, Illinois USA

Austin Boulevard Christian Church

Construction date: documented 1922*

Current name:

New Life Ministries Church of God in Christ

Architect:

Krieg, Hetherington and Son

Builder:

Christensen Construction Company

Style:

Church, Gothic Revival

Historical Summary:

The Economist, July 8, 1922, p. 125 = William T. Krieg, J. T. [John Todd] Hetherington and Son, 105 North Clark, awarded entire contract to John T. Christensen, 35 South Dearborn Street, for a church, 46 x 114, with classrooms in basement, Austin Boulevard and Superior Street, for Austin Boulevard Christian congregation. Cost $60,000.

Significant Owner(s):

Austin Boulevard Christian Church

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story church in the Gothic Revival style built in 1922. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick and original stone. The building has a high front gable with parapet roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. Windows are original wood, Decorative-light stained glass. Square, arched and pointed stained glass fixed and casement windows. There is a single-bay platform/stoop. Side entry in recessed pointed arch stone surround. There is a two-story, rear, brick addition. compatible with original in size and location.

* Date source: Village of Oak Park building permit archives.

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