|Hebrew Rabbinical College|
Like Lazarus - or the Hebrew variant, Eleazar - there is an occasional success. Khelath -Jacob at the elbow formed by Independence and Douglas boulevards, as well as having been Benny Goodman's Schul, was dangerously close to demolition. Jim Peters and my good friends at Landmarks Illinois were able to get the building included on their list of most endangered significant buildings in Illinois. Ultimately, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago's Redevelopment Corporation was appointed as a receiver by the City of Chicago to try and get the building stabilized. The building was purchased by a Christian congregation which began a renovation of the building.
|Khelath-Jacob before renovation|
|Khelath-Jacob under renovation|
|The Lawndale Theater|
|Shepherd's Temple or the old Anshe Kanesses Israel|