What’s That Building? The ‘I AM’ Temple in Chicago’s Loop

What’s That Building? The ‘I AM’ Temple in Chicago’s Loop

In our new Morning Shift series, we ask Dennis Rodkin of Crain’s Chicago Business: “What’s that building?” 

For this first installment, Dennis digs deep into the history of the I AM Temple at 176 W. Washington Street in Chicago’s Loop. The 15-story building started its life as an Elks Lodge in 1916 and was later converted into a temple for a spiritual-awakening organization founded in the early 1930s by Chicagoans Ray and Edna Ballard.

Click through the slideshow at the top while you listen to our conversation with Rodkin.