Replacement letters being installed at Unity Temple in Oak Park

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By Graham Johnston

Workers were busy Wednesday afternoon installing replacement letters over the entrance of Unity Temple in Oak Park. Back in September of 2010 most of the bronze letters that adorned the top of the entrances – reading "For the worship of God and the service of man" – were stolen, presumably by scrap metal thieves.

Click here to read more about the new letters on the Oak Leaves website.

Click here to read about the original theft of the letters.

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Posted: May 17th, 2012 5:07 PM

@ Carrie. They were thinking M-O-N-E-Y, then H-E-R-O-I-N.

Eilene McCullagh Heckman from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 17th, 2012 10:31 AM

They should put "Letters are bronze and not copper... no resale/salvage value" on a plaque next to them. And not a copper plaque.

Carrie Marling Bankes from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: May 16th, 2012 10:45 PM

Still wondering what they were thinking as they pried the word G-O-D off the wall.

C Stewart  

Posted: May 16th, 2012 7:10 PM

Gee, I wonder who stole them? Could it be the same lowlife's that steal other people's copper drain spouts and the insides of their air conditioner's? Could it be the scumbags that don't work for a living but think nothing of ruining the lives of decent, hard working people? Could it be our "wonderful" neighbors in the Austin district who drive around looking for houses and buildings to steal from?Why aren't scrap metal places held accountable for valuable items like this unless they're in on it

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