Philadelphia Church

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00078
Title: Philadelphia Church
Additional Title: Philadelphia 1930s
Historic Street Address: Broad Street & Montgomery Avenue, SE corner
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1935 image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, showing the Universalist Church of the Messiah, at Broad Street & Montgomery Avenue.  A modest Sunoco gas station is in the foreground, at the corner.  Next to the church, at Broad Street & Columbia Avenue (today, Cecil B. Moore Avenue) can be seen the dome and partial view of the bell tower of the Reform synagogue Keneseth Israel.  Both the church and synagogue have since been demolished.

Creation Year: ca. 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.157537
Geocode Latitude:39.980219

Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer