Comprehensive Building Plan

Comprehensive Building Plan

Once-in-a-Generation Building Updates

Wicker Park Lutheran Church has been at the corner of Hoyne & LeMoyne since 1879. The current building dates from 1906 and presents limitations to how the community can gather. As a spiritual and social resource in our community, we need feedback from the entire community to best update our historic building for the next 115 years!

Note: We do NOT have finalized plans or a set date for the renovations to begin at this time.


WE’ve Received $100,000 in National Grant Funding!

We’ve received a $100,000 matching grant from the National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We are the first organization on Chicago’s northside to received this prestigious grant and the seal of approval that our structure is historically significant to the architecture and community of Wicker Park. We are grateful that this funding will support our efforts to make these updates become a reality!

Feedback Meeting Recording

This recording is from one of the three meetings held at WPLC. While the recording was for the congregation, similar content was presented at the community feedback meeting.

Please note: It is expected that the building envelope will remain unchanged from street view. Minor modifications may be made to improve ADA accessibility. All work will comply with the best practices for historic development as indicated by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the treatment of historic properties along with all historic preservation standards and requirements in Chicago and the Wicker Park historic district.

Keep Up-To-Date with Our Progress

Wicker Park Lutheran Church is an icon in the neighborhood and a significant piece of architecture in Chicagoland. If you want to keep updated on the progress of our project, please complete the form below.

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