That Pilgrim Baptist Church went up in flames. It was exactly on January 6, 2006. The church was a major landmark, it was said to be the home of gospel music.
Because it was a landmark the governor wanted to help by committing state funds to rebuilding the church. Also remember he was running for re-election that year. The mayor was a chairman of the fundraising effort. Though I can't say that I've heard much about the progress.
I rode by that place on a few occasions since that fire. The church was located at 3301 S. Indiana Ave. Of course all I saw even as recently as the summer was the outer walls with nothing inside as of yet.
Oh I should note that when that fire raged I blogged about it in the immediate aftermath.
BTW, I'm only talking about this because Lee Bey over at The Urban Observer talks about Pilgrim Baptist with a few of his pictures back on January 10th.
Addition: It looks there is some movement as to what will happen with this building link to EdwardLifson.com thru Lee Bey.
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