February 2006
Fire Chief;Feb2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p20
Trade Publication
The article presents photographs of and information on the fire that destroyed the landmark Pilgrim Baptist Church building in Chicago, Illinois on January 6, 2006. The building was designed by Adler and Sullivan and was built from 1890 to 1891. The church, through its 1930s music director Thomas A. Dorsey, was credited by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development Landmarks Division as instrumental in developing gospel music.


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