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Members Only Tour of Furness’s 19th St. Baptist Church–Sold Out!

November 17, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


19th Street Baptist Church | Photo: Hidden City Daily

Please note: we have reached our registration limit for this Saturday’s members-only tour of 19th St. Baptist Church. Please stay tuned for more members-only tours in the coming months.

Preservation ain’t easy, and each building presents its own challenges. Join Aaron Wunsch, professor of historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, for a tour of endangered 19th Street Baptist Church, that’s free for all Hidden City members. This little-known beauty with an unusual green serpentine facade was designed by Frank Furness’s partner Geroge W. Hewitt. Unfortunately, the serpentine cladding has proven to be extremely fragile, making it one part of what Wunsch calls “a three-part preservation puzzle.”

Find out about the other two parts of the puzzle, talk possible solutions, tour the building inside and out, and talk to the deacon who has spearheaded the congregation’s efforts to stabilize the building. The tour will be free to members of all levels.

Click HERE to register for the tour.  Click HERE to become a member.

For further Information, contact Lee Tusman at ltusman@hiddencityphila.org or at 267-428-1661.


November 17, 2012
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


19th Street Baptist Church
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