Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pictures of the Church of the Transfiguration, Philadelphia
Originally a humble wooden chapel built on a parcel of farmland in 1905, the Church of the Transfiguration’s parish flourished to such a degree that a lower church was built for the parishioners in 1925 and the upper church was finished in 1928. Capable of seating over 2,500 people, it was one of the biggest and most magnificent churches in Philadelphia, but by the 1970s demographics had shifted in the urban center around it and it was eventually closed in 2000. after its closing it was purchased by a conman whose real-estate swindles imploded and all the while it sat unused, until 2009 when it was demolished and its stunning architecture relegated to the landfill.
More. From John Boyden.

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