Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Chicago's Chinatown: Chinese Christian Union Church
Chinese Christian Union Church
Location: 2301 S. Wentworth Avenue
CCUC owns the Pui Tak Center and uses the facility to conduct classes for Sunday school, immigration orientation center, and other social services.
The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago website [ click here .. ] explains ..
The CCUC was founded in 1903 by missionaries and converts from the Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Baptist churches. First located in the Loop Chinatown on Clark Street, the church followed its worshipers as they moved to the new South Side Chinatown after 1912. In 1950 ground was broken at the corner of 23rd St and Wentworth Ave for the construction of the present church building. It has remained one of Chinatown's most important religious and social centers ever since.
I loved the ornamental light fixtures in the Church plaza and the street ...