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Keep Your Word- Take the Offer! Preserve Christian Street Baptist Church Rally

  • Christian Street Baptist Church 1024 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (map)

Come join us on Saturday morning to make our feelings publicly and loudly heard! Bring yourself, a friend, a mug of your coffee, and maybe a sign!

1024 Christian Street, outside Christian Street Baptist Church

OCF Realty always seems to be part of the perfect firestorm of anti-preservation in Philadelphia. To buy an architectural gem with only plans to raze it is rotten, but to offer to save such a gem and then completely go back on that promise- when there's real hope for preservation and a win-win-win for all- is cruel. The premise of preservation in Philadelphia is faulty at every point. OCF Realty and the Christian Street Baptist Church is a prime example of both the fauilure of the PHC and City policy to protect historical and architectural assetts of our neighborhoods. *Building preservation is community preservation.* It is resource conservation, saving our stories and memories- and those who are blatantly taking advantage of a weak preservation structure WILL hear from US.