Friday, May 7, 2010

The Christ Memorial Church, Philadelphia

4233 Chestnut St. (43rd and Chestnut Sts), Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia
Build in 1887, Photographed in 2009
Designer: Isaac Purcell (1853-1910)

This is an impressive church with wonderful gothic architecture. It was considered as one of the best
features of the West Philly skyline about a century back. The church (and neighborhood around it) have
seen better days. Now the church is under a threat of eventual demolition, due to many decades of neglect.
The property, in fact, is on market for sale for $96,000 (May, 2010).

Further reading:
Church needs millions to fix collapsed tower

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