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May 31, 2010#

A mosque in my home town, Berkeley, IL

I moved away from my home town of Berkeley, IL over 30 years ago but still have family there and visit a couple times a year. Oftentimes, when I’m visiting I like to wander around and take pictures of the place, though some of it has changed drastically.

A mosque in my home town

Before the dome or tower, I went to grade school here

I attended Field School in the 1960’s from K through 3rd grade. Sometime in the 90’s the school was sold to the Albanian American Islamic organization and is now one of their midwestern mosques. Of the 330,000 houses of worship in the United States, about 2500 are Mosques and of that number, only 200 were built for that purpose. The rest have all been converted from buildings originally designed to be something else…like a grade school.

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  1. HI JEFF,I USED TO DELIVER CONSTRUCTION BLUEPRINTS DURING THE 1990’S.I WATCHED THE WHOLE CONVERSION FROM EUGENE FIELD SCHOOL INTO THIS DIFFERENT MOSQUE TYPE OF BUILDING,NOW THE VILLAGE OF BERKELEY,ILLINOIS IS INTEGRATED IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE THESE DAYS.

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