Unitarian Church of Urbana

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Channing-Murray Foundation
Channing-Murray Foundation Unitarian Universalist Chapel Urbana Illinois.jpg
Unitarian Church of Urbana is located in Illinois
Unitarian Church of Urbana
Unitarian Church of Urbana is located in the US
Unitarian Church of Urbana
Location 1209 W. Oregon St.
Urbana, Illinois
Coordinates 40°6′24″N 88°13′30″W / 40.10667°N 88.22500°W / 40.10667; -88.22500Coordinates: 40°6′24″N 88°13′30″W / 40.10667°N 88.22500°W / 40.10667; -88.22500
Built 1908
Architect Walter C. Root
C.F. Smith
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman
Gothic Revival
Tudor Revival
NRHP Reference # 91000572[1]
Added to NRHP May 13, 1991

The former Unitarian Church, now called the Channing-Murray Foundation but still a church, at 1209 West Oregon Street in Urbana, Illinois, is the Unitarian-Universalist Campus Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It includes a chapel and a vegetarian restaurant, "The Red Herring". The Foundation was established in 1954 as a merger of the Murray Club of the Universalist Church in Urbana, and the Young People's Club or Unity Club of the Unitarian Church. The building was constructed in 1908 as the Unitarian Chapel[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Jane C. "History of Channing-Murray Foundation and its Red Herring" Unitarian-Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, 1979

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