Urban Landscapes
Bob Bruhin

May 22, 2013

eraserhood:

Don’t Make an Assumption

It isn’t easy, of course, to transform a sacred building for a secular use; the cost of conversion can be significant and the spaces itself don’t necessarily lend themselves to other kinds of uses beyond worship and prayer. Or do they? Having grown tired of watching so many of these significant buildings deteriorate or be demolished, and having seen creative uses of old churches and religious buildings in other US cities and around the world, we’ve long sought to promote the idea that Philadelphia needs the scale and beauty of its religious buildings and therefore must find ways to keep them alive.

(Advice we could use here, from: How To Reuse A Church: Our Top Ten | Hidden City Philadelphia)

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