Category Archives: Churches

St. Peter’s Church of Christ- 1200 S. 47th Street

St. Peter’s Church of Christ is located on 47th and Kingsessing. These shots focus on the back of the building, which has windows that are badly damaged.

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The Rotunda- 4014 Walnut Street

The Rotunda has just been nominated to the Endangered Properties List. ( An aerial shot of the Rotunda on 40th and Walnut, from universitycity.org) A full history of the Rotunda was found on their website: “Built in 1911 as a … Continue reading

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5047 Spruce Street- Home of the architect George Savage

This is one time home of Philadelphia architect George Savage, nominated because of his prominent position in the community’s historical development. According to Philadelphia  Buildings and Architects, Savage designed over 300 churches during his lifetime and was “succeeded in his … Continue reading

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Christ Memorial Church- 4233 Chestnut Street

( Photo: Ayumi Sakamoto) This church, a crumbling, beautiful stone structure at 43rd and Chestnut has been vacant since 2004. Described by Robert Morris Skaler in his book, West Philadelphia, he mentions that the “Church’s great tower stands like a … Continue reading

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