Danville IL – Former Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Vermilion St.

Danville IL – Former Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Vermilion St.
Church names
Image by myoldpostcards
Dedicated in 1903 as the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the name was changed three years later to Immanuel Presbyterian Church following the merger of the Cumberland and Immanuel churches. This was the childhood church of actors Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, who grew up in Danville.

In 1961, the congregation decided to build a new church in a growing Danville subdivision, and the next year the building was sold to the Red Mask Players, a local theatrical group whose troupe once included the Van Dyke brothers (both actors even raise funds for the Players to purchase the property). The Red Mask Players converted the church into a 225 seat theater, and renamed it the Kathryn Randolph Theater after one of their founding members. Productions of the Red Mask Players continue there today.

The City of Danville is the seat of Vermilion County, and is located in East Central Illinois near the Indiana border. The population of Danville was 33,027 as of the 2010 census.

More photographs of Danville can be found in my "Danville IL" set.

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