Members-Only Tour of Furness & Hewitt's 19th St. Baptist Church

  • November 17, 2012
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 19th and Titan Sts.
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Preservation ain't easy, and each building presents its own challenges. Join Aaron Wunsch, professor of historic preservation and the University of Pennsylvania, for a tour of endangered 19th Street Baptist Church, a little-known beauty designed by Frank Furness. The building has a lovely green serpentine facade, but that cladding has proven to be extremely fragile, making it one part of what Wunsch calls "a three-part preservation puzzle."

Find out about the other two parts of the puzzle, talk possible solutions, tour the building inside and out, and talk to the deacon who has spearheaded the congregation's efforts to stabilize the building. The tour will be free to members of all levels.
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