William C. Jones was the architect of the First Evangelical Church. It was built in 1925 when two religious factions merged and constructed a new building. This Gothic style church is clad in tapestry face brick laid with dark brown mortar, and trimmed with Bedford (Indiana) limestone. The exterior copper and bronze lanterns were designed to harmonize with the architecture. St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church later acquired this building. This congregation was originally established by African Americans in Aurora in 1868.
St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church
142 S Fourth Street
Aurora, IL 60505