Verizon Cell Tower To Top Roxborough Church

 

The current spire at Leverington Presbyterian Church at Ridge Avenue and Hermitage Street." | Photo: Bernard J. Scally, for Roxborough Review

The current spire at Leverington Presbyterian Church at Ridge Avenue and Hermitage Street.” | Photo: Bernard J. Scally, for Roxborough Review

  • The Central Roxborough Civic Association has approved Leverington Presbyterian Church’s proposal to replace its spire with a cellular tower, reports the Roxborough Review. The replacement spire at 6307 Ridge Avenue will hopefully allay parishioners’ fears over aesthetics, as “the copper spire and louvers will be replaced with a fiberglass resin that will be colored to match the existing structure.” The deal with Verizon will improve area coverage and provide an additional 10% of the church’s current income.
  • Native Fishtowner and street art enthusiast Conrad Benner argues on Eyes on the Street for a more pedestrian friendly Frankford Avenue, the commercial corridor that in recent years has helped revitalize his neighborhood, yet has not seen the addition of any street lights or crosswalks in that time.
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  1. While I’m happy the church has found a way to help support their fine building, I worry this will ruin the exceptional tower and spire as it now it.

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