CHICAGO (CBS) — Epworth United Methodist Church in Edgewater will soon hold its final service at its historic church.
The church building at 5253 N. Kenmore Ave. served the congregation for over 130 years. A National Register of Historic Places application indicates that construction of the church began in 1889 and was completed in 1891, followed by an addition in 1930.
But church leaders said they couldn’t afford the millions of dollars in renovations the building needed, so they’re selling it to a developer who plans to convert the historic church into condos.
The final service is this Sunday.
After this weekend, Epworth will hold joint services at Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral Ave.