Posts Tagged ‘historic churches’

No Loss Of Dignity At Tindley Temple

No Loss Of Dignity At Tindley Temple

March 24, 2014  |  News

The AIA has awarded its Landmark Building of the Year for 2014 to Tindley Temple, the historic African American church on the Avenue of the Arts. The award is for more than architecture. It comes just as church officials are exploring strategies to survive > more

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

March 13, 2014  |  News

In a show of bipartisan journalism, Plan Philly and Hidden City team up to find out how—or if—things are salvaged in a city-ordered demolition. Jared Brey reports and Brad Maule photographs at St. Bonaventure in North Philadelphia > more

The Floating Church And Its Successors Along The Delaware

The Floating Church And Its Successors Along The Delaware

February 21, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K's beloved riverfront has two sides, don't ya know. And once upon a time, in the mid-19th Century, a church boat—an actual church, built on a seafaring vessel—trawled both sides of it, before being moved to firm ground in Camden. This Harry K Encyclopedia entry examines the legendary Floating Church of the Redeemer > more

New Book Celebrates Germantown Avenue Congregations

New Book Celebrates Germantown Avenue Congregations

January 29, 2014  |  Vantage

As readers of the Hidden City Daily know all too well, longtime houses of worship often struggle to survive. But some, including many along Germantown Avenue, have found ways to adapt—and reuse old, nondenominational spaces. Rachel Hildebrandt sits down with Katie Day, author of a new book about this very phenomenon > more

Philly's Pain, Raleigh's Gain

Philly’s Pain, Raleigh’s Gain

January 29, 2014  |  Buzz

The stained glass and Stations of the Cross that framed the experience for many a Catholic in Kensington and Germantown are heading south—for good. Chris Mote reports on the relocation of iconography from two shuttered Philadelphia churches > more