Churches in University City
cornerstones of history


The Protestant Episcopal Church of the Saviour
the only West Philadelphia church listed on the National Register

The Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church
the oldest Methodist organization in West Philadelphia, now demolished after a fire consumed the roof and interior on March 9, 1997. The fire broke out during renovations to convert the building into fine arts studios for the University of Pennsylvania. For 8 months after, the charred remains were examined in an effort to save the building from complete demolition, but it was agreed finally that the wreckage could not be saved, and the site is now a grassy plot. Some of the architectural stone was salvaged.

Episcopal Divinity School
on the block bounded by 42nd, 43rd, Spruce and Locust Streets

St. Mary's Protestant Episcopal Church
on Locust Street, between 39th and 40th Streets

Calvary United Methodist Church
at the corner of 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue
A turn-of-the-century church with magnificent Tiffany stained glass windows. The restoration of the building is an ongoing interest of UCHS.

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