Historic Churches

  1. Annunciation Church, 1875
  2. Balaji Temple, 1983
  3. First Baptist Church, 1887
  4. First Presbyterian Church, 1902
This congregation was originally ministered to by the priests from St. Peter's Church in Chicago until they were able to build their own church. Annunciation was built in the Gothic style using native limestone in 1875. Luxembourg immigrants were early members of the church.

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Near Molitor Road and Church Road Intersection
Aurora, IL 60505
  1. First United Methodist Church 1872
  2. German Methodist Church, 1887
  3. Grace Lutheran Church, 1917
  4. New England Congregational Church, 1890
First United Methodist ChurchThe congregation originally founded this church in 1837 in the log cabin of Samuel and Phoebe McCarty. By 1843, a frame church was built for the 30 to 40 members at the current site. It was enlarged on two occasions before constructing the current building in 1872. Built of locally quarried stone in the Gothic style, features of this building include the arched windows, massive support buttresses (vertical masonry supports along the sides of the building), and stained glass quartrefoil tracery. The original spire was severely damaged in a storm and subsequently removed in 1951. Fire destroyed the original stained glass windows in 1953, and these have been replaced.

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Southwest corner of Benton Street and Lincoln Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505
  1. Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1909
  2. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1872
  3. St. Michael's Roumanian Church, 1918
The first Our Lady of Good Counsel Church was built in 1909 in the Italianate style on Talma Street. With the expansion of the parish, a new church was later built on Fifth Street in 1952.

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620 Fifth Street
Aurora, IL 60505
  1. St. Nicholas Church 1882
  2. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1869 - 1871
  3. Universal Church, 1867
St. Nicholas ChurchA designated a local landmark, this Gothic Revival church was constructed primarily by German and Luxembourg immigrants. The congregation is now primarily Hispanic. Levi Waterhouse was the contractor for the church. Constructed of brick with limestone detailing, it features Gothic arched windows with beautiful tracery, stained glass windows, and buttresses.

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302 High Street
Aurora, IL 60505