Photos: Chandra Lampreich
Exterior ground work and excavation continue at Griscom and Orthodox Streets in Frankford, where the former Frankford Central United Methodist Church, owned by the non-profit community developer Frankford Group Ministry, is being demolished. This leaves another hole in the already torn fabric of central Frankford, which has suffered from fractured community leadership in recent years.
The late 19th century Romanesque church, with its distinctive tower, last housed FGM programs in 2009. When the west wall caved in August, vandals stole some stained glass. Recently, little has been touched or cleaned up and environmental abatement hasn’t yet begun.
Nathaniel Popkin contributed to this story.