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).
Church needs millions to fix collapsed tower