Preservation Chicago In The Press

It’s Official: Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

Although Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church’s landmark status was approved on June 22, 2016 by Chicago’s City Council, it was this past weekend’s ceremony that sealed the initial idea that was birthed at a chance meeting in 2014.


At a breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King in January 2014, explains Ward Miller, executive director for Preservation Chicago: “I had the honor of meeting Bishop Fitzpatrick and his wife, Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick. I had attended events at Stone Temple in the past and was aware of its amazing history, but on that morning, I asked if they would consider a Chicago landmark designation of the church building.”