The second church is in Chicago IL at the foot of a 1 mile-long (1.6 km) double boulevard. Niece attends university in Chicago and went to see the church as part of group of "city adventures," offered by a student group, of historic neigborhoods/buildings.https://chicagoyimby.com/...cago-in-logan-square.html
12 Nov 2021
"LOGAN SQUARE — The restoration of the 109-year-old Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, one of the most recognizable buildings in Logan Square, is drawing to a close after months of construction.
Since June, construction crews have been rebuilding the church’s crumbling brick facade and making other structural and cosmetic upgrades to the tune of $725,000. It’s the first major renovation of the church since it was completed in 1912. That work is coming to an end later this month, church treasurer Matt Nygaard said.
When crews remove the scaffolding covering the church, they’ll unveil a completely restored church facade with mortar original to the 1912 church and updated copper framing around the steeple, among other upgrades, Nygaard said.
Also this month, but likely before construction is complete, church leaders will hold their annual Taste of Norway celebration 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church, 2614 N. Kedzie Ave. Like in previous years, the event will feature traditional Norwegian treats and crafts, such as handmade Nyssa hats, Havreflakk cookies and Scandinavian porridge and a rosemaling demonstration. Proceeds will benefit the church.
This year’s event will double as a celebration of the renovation project. Because there were no unforeseen costs during construction, church leaders were able to make additional improvements that weren’t part of the original scope of the project, such as rebuilding the parapet wall that flanks the front of the church, Nygaard said.
The event is also momentous because last year’s gathering had to be canceled because of the pandemic.
“It’s just a chance to get together and celebrate that the project went as well as it did,” Nygaard said."
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The mayor of Chicago lives in the area.