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And then, if you walk down 19th street towards Peoria, you notice something else, the church that the bell tower is attached to is a head without a body . . .
story by the Trib's Rick Kogan, this building dates back to the 1880's. A post on the Chicago Architecture Blog say the congregation sold the structure in 1956, after most of the original German congregation moved out of its east Pilsen neighborhood. The church remained closed after a 1979 fire the gutted the interior. In 1998, a severe windstorm knocked down the walls.