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Record #: O2022-1792   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 7/20/2022
Title: Historical landmark designation for Monumental Baptist Church at 729 E Oakwood Blvd
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Topic: HISTORICAL LANDMARKS - Designation
Attachments: 1. O2022-1792.pdf
Department of Planning and Development
CITY OF CHICAGO

June 14, 2022
COUNCIL DIUISIOH
The Honorable Anna M. Valencia
City Clerk City of Chicago Room 107, City Hall 121 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60602

RE: Ordinance designating Monumental Baptist Church (729 E. Oakwood Boulevard) as a Chicago Landmark

Dear Clerk Valencia:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the June 22, 2022, City Council meeting as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that Monumental Baptist Church be designated as a Chicago Landmark.

The material being submitted to you for this proposal includes the:

1. Recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks; and

Proposed Ordinance.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,


Kathleen Dickhut Deputy Commissioner
Bureau of Citywide Systems and Historic Preservation

ends.

The Honorable Sophia King, Alderwoman







121 NORTH LASALLE STREET, ROOM 1000, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS G0602
ORDINANCE
Monumental Baptist Church 729 E. Oakwood Boulevard
WHEREAS, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Municipal Code of Chicago (the "Municipal Code"), Sections 2-120-620 through -690, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks (the "Commission") has determined that Monumental Baptist Church (the "Building"), located at 729 E. Oakwood Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, as more fully described in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein, satisfies five (5) criteria for landmark designation as set forth in Section 2-120-620 (1), (3), (4), (5) and (7) ofthe Municipal Code; and
WHEREAS, the Building exemplifies the significant role that religious institutions played in the development and sustenance of Chicago's neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, originally constructed between 1899 and 1901 as Memorial Baptist Church, the Building housed a congregation associated with the University of Chicago and it conveys the area's initial development as Gra...

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