Designed by renowned theater architect JEO Pridmore to house The Peoples Church of Chicago, the massive building opened in 1926, at the height of Uptown’s glory days.
Today, the Preston Bradley Center is not just a piece of history—it is a bustling hub for community engagement, arts and culture, and spiritual growth. The building hosts a homeless shelter; the 2 Li’l Fishes free lunch program; the Uptown Arts Center, with studio and gallery space for visual artists; performance venues for live theatre, music and dance; and three church congregations.
But the structure is showing its age, and we could use your help! Your donation will directly support the preservation of this century-old landmark, enabling us to repair and upgrade outdated facilities, increase accessibility, and ensure that the Preston Bradley Center remains a vibrant home for community, creativity, and spirituality in the years to come.
- Scott Tompkins
- Ben Tompkins
- Lawrence Itter
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