What was once the Church of the Epiphany – located at 201 S. Ashland Avenue – will soon become a multi-dimensional space used for a variety of cultural events. This will become one of Chicago’s largest venues for cultural activities. It is also regarded as a landmark in the region.
“Chicago’s Church of the Epiphany was an historic landmark, built back in the mid-nineteenth century and designed by Burling and Whitehouse which was the famous architectural firm made famous by Francis Whitehouse,” explains Moshe Victor Keinig, a retired architect now living in Israel.
“I remember once seeing the church and being almost awe-struck by stone that was used and indeed how they were used. I learned later that they had been imported from Lake Superior and were irregularly placed on the building,” Keinig adds.
Today, that same property is in the hands of David Chase and his wife Kimberly Rachal who made the purchase and are committed to preserving the property along with the buildings next to it. Once up and running, it will feature a courtyard, three very different spaces in which to hold events as well as additional areas that will aim to bolster arts and culture.
Rather than it just remaining vacant (as has been for a while) it will be known as the Epiphany Center for the Arts and become a great location for community gatherings, etc.