Christian Street Baptist Church

Christian Street Baptist Church was built in 1890 for the congregation of the Protestant Episcopal Italian Mission & Church of L’Emmanuello. It breaks my heart to see this architectural gem being demolished, so that a developer can build overpriced condos in it’s place. This comes on the heels of Mario Lanza’s childhood home being razed, I feel  like my neighborhood will soon be unrecognizable. This is Philadelphia, do we no longer care about preserving our history?

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3 Responses to Christian Street Baptist Church

  1. OldNFO says:

    Not anymore. It’s ALL about money… and payoffs under the table to…?

  2. Tina says:

    It’s a disgrace, it breaks my heart every time I walk past it. They could have renovated it and made condos – but there’s more money in building two monstrosities.

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