Posts Tagged ‘historic churches’

Naming The Nameless On Lincoln Drive

Naming The Nameless On Lincoln Drive

February 5, 2016  |  Vantage

An eye-catching installation of t-shirts on Lincoln Drive aims to give a name to each of the victims of the city's gun violence. Brad Maule visits the historic Unitarian Society of Germantown and soaks in a heavy and cathartic experience > more

Parish Vs. Archdiocese Vs. Public Good In Catholic Preservation Fight

Parish Vs. Archdiocese Vs. Public Good In Catholic Preservation Fight

January 22, 2016  |  Vantage

Historian Thomas Rzeznik unpacks the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's recent edict to oppose any attempts to place Catholic buildings on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Who will win this proxy battle? > more

Northern Liberties Church Keeps Pace With The Neighborhood For Two Centuries

Northern Liberties Church Keeps Pace With The Neighborhood For Two Centuries

January 19, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The former First Presbyterian Church of the Northern Liberties knows the business of conversion. This low-key brick structure built in the early 1800's on Fairmount Avenue spent decades as a theater, a hall for German singing societies, a Polish community house, and now lives out its days as a children's learning center. The Shadow tallies up the building's long list of reuse > more

New Directive From Archdiocese Is A Call To Arms Against Preservation

New Directive From Archdiocese Is A Call To Arms Against Preservation

January 13, 2016  |  Soapbox

Last week the Archdiocese of Philadelphia issued an order to pastors and religious officials baring all involvement in placing churches on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Patrick Hildebrandt, founder of the Philadelphia Church Project, says the rigid edict wages war on historic Catholic church survival and preservation > more

The Near Death Of A Dowager And Her Vow To God

The Near Death Of A Dowager And Her Vow To God

December 14, 2015  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

After narrowly escaping cannibalism while lost at sea, an elderly Presbyterian widow fulfills a promise to the Lord. Harry K. has this sensational tale about the origins of the Church of the Vow > more