Posts Tagged ‘historic churches’

Stay Of Execution For Furness Church On 47th

Stay Of Execution For Furness Church On 47th

August 20, 2014  |  Buzz

The West Philadelphia Church, designed by the firm of Frank Furness, was feared lost this June. But a concerted effort to save it has paid off, sources say > more

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