ShutterButtonNovember 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

ShutterButton: Amen To That

With Penn all up on its urban gentrification thang, you’ve only got a few more weeks (or months, depending on who you ask) to enjoy views of the beautiful 40th Street M.E. Church, like this one from 1962 courtesy of the Digital Archives. From fire and brimstone to cream and sugar, from priest-a to barista (shut up), this entire situation seems a little ridiculous. We’re no Bible-thumpers, but there are already plenty of places to get froyo and coffee on campus. Can we get an amen?

[Ed. note: SO! This church on 40th and Chestnut is not a picture of the church in question. Looks like a fine place for more gentrification though, wouldn't you agree?]

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By Chestnut St Resident on November 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

This isn’t the right church. This church is on Chestnut, the church being demolished is at 40th & Sansom.

By omai on November 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

y’all stoopid

By p.s. on November 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

The church on 40th and Chestnut, Christ Community Church, is actually still very active and has a vibrant congregation. There are even a lot of Penn students who go there!

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