Historic Uptown Synagogue-Turned-Apartments Opens Today
Mar21

Historic Uptown Synagogue-Turned-Apartments Opens Today

A smidge over two years ago we told you that the landmark Agudas Achim Synagogue at 5029 North Kenmore in Uptown was going to be turned into homes. Now the building’s haphak is complete, and people can start to move in. The Synagogue (Courtesy of Cedar Street) As we gushed back in October of 2016: This isn’t just any abandoned place of worship, though. Its roots go back to the legendary heyday of Maxwell Street, and it’s been...

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Historic Uptown Synagogue Going Residential
Oct03

Historic Uptown Synagogue Going Residential

Just one week ago, we mentioned in the article about Saint Boniface Church being turned into residences that the conversion of holy places into housing is an ongoing, and perhaps accelerating, trend in Chicago. Now we have another one to add to the list: The Agudas Achim Synagogue at 5029 North Kenmore Avenue. This isn’t just any abandoned place of worship, though. Its roots go back to the legendary heyday of Maxwell Street, and...

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