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St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church

Not an active site.

Address

733 S. Ashland Ave.

Neighborhood

Near West Side

Architect

Alexander Levy, 1910

Description

Visit this completely restored church, designed by Alexander Levy in a Greek Revival style. It opened in 1910 as Anshe Sholom Synagogue, became a Greek Orthodox church in 1927, and struggled to retain its membership over the ensuing decades as urban renewal and highway construction displaced large portions of the community. A fire gravely damaged the church in 1977, from which it took the congregation two decades to rebuild. Yet another fire tore through the church in 2013, but St. Basil rallied quickly to fully renovate the sanctuary and re-plate the dome as a beacon welcoming back members.

Archived In

2018