Formerly known as Stewart Memorial Presbyterian Church, this building is one of the few Prairie School churches in existence. The original designs were executed by Purcell and Feick in 1910 and the Sunday School wing was completed in 1915. The church was purchased by the Redeemer congregation in 1988.
In 2001, the congregation undertook an extensive top-to-bottom restoration to return the building to its original appearance after years of deferred maintenance and extreme moisture infiltration.
Part of our brief was to figure out how to integrate a new baptismal pool into the sanctuary, large enough for full immersion but hidden when not in use. Our solution: place it under the choir loft, which then pushes back like a giant drawer to reveal the pool, as seen in the two photos of the sanctuary.
Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church
National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award