Posts Tagged ‘historic churches’

Demolition Du Jour: Nicetown's Nazarene Baptist Church

Demolition Du Jour: Nicetown’s Nazarene Baptist Church

July 15, 2014  |  Vantage

Another Philadelphia house of worship has been called home to the Lord. Nicetown's Nazarene Baptist Church—whose congregation moved into a newer building next door in 1996—is coming down after 97 years on the corner of Lycoming and Nice Streets > more

Three Centuries Of Song In Philadelphia

Three Centuries Of Song In Philadelphia

July 8, 2014  |  Vantage

Quaker influence kept the volume turned way down on early Philadelphia's musical output. The consecration of Old Swedes' Church in July 1700 changed that, and as Jack McCarthy writes, that first documented musical performance included an unlikely participant: Kelpius and his Mystics of the Wissahickon > more

Chambers-Wylie, Limestone Legacy On Broad Street

Chambers-Wylie, Limestone Legacy On Broad Street

June 16, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

If the Kimmel Center embodies the ambition of the Avenue of the Arts, the empty lot across the street exemplifies its missed opportunity. But with the SLS International soon to fill that gap, it will nestle up against a 114-year-old survivor. The Shadow, who'll soon be leading tours of South Broad Street, takes us inside the layered history of the Chambers-Wylie Presbyterian Church, now Broad Street Ministry > more

End Of The Road For Atonement (UPDATED)

End Of The Road For Atonement (UPDATED)

June 10, 2014  |  News

The 114-year-old Church of the Atonement at 47th & Kingsessing in West/Southwest Philadelphia appears to be on its death bed, as still-unconfirmed signs of demolition close in on the Furness & Evans church > more

Of Safe Houses and Cod Liver Oil: Sad Ol' Wallace Street In Northern Liberties

Of Safe Houses and Cod Liver Oil: Sad Ol’ Wallace Street In Northern Liberties

May 22, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

This week, the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association approved the redevelopment of the former Wampole Pharmaceutical Company factory at Fourth and Wallace Streets. But Harry K says there's more to the story about this forgotten block. He lays it out here > more