The Salem Evangelical Reformed Church was designed by architect Jacob Oberkircher and built in 1907. Oberkircher's church replaced a wooden chapel that established this German congregation in the neighborhood in 1873. The church was later owned by Sunrise Congregation, who held services in the next door ministers residence when they no longer could afford to heat the church. The church was sold in 2011 at foreclosure auction for $1000 to a Kabir Mohammed from Brooklyn, NY. Recent rumors claim the church was purchased sight unseen, to be turned into a mosque. The buyer was shocked to find out the condition the building was in.
The city placed the church on the demolition list in May 2015.