Evanston: A Kingdom Divided

S01E02 — Evanston: A Kingdom Divided on Youtube and all podcast platforms now!!!

St. Mark’s Church…

Built in 1916 by architect Henry J. Schlacks, at a cost of $150,00 (over $3.5 million today), St. Mark’s Church features a 130-foot tall bell tower that is visible from almost anywhere in the neighborhood, including Interstate 71, which was built through the neighborhood in 1972. This light-colored, painted brick ecclesiastical building, located at 3500 Montgomery Road, held services for the local Catholic parish until 2010 and now sits vacant. There is even a school building and cemetery on the adjacent street that used to be affiliated. Fortunately, the Evanston Community Council is dedicated to acquiring the St. Mark’s Church building and there is a group called The Mark that is working to raise funds to do so (click link to donate)!!!!!!

King Records, a Household Name in Music Across the Nation…

Historic Photograph of King Records Building
Photograph of 3334 Montgomery Road prior to demolition, April 2021.
Sanborn Insurance Map (1950)
Photograph of 3334 Montgomery after demolition, June 2021.

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