Emergency grant will help fund repairs of historic Philly church

    An emergency grant is coming at a critical time for a historic church in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze section.

    Plan Philly’s “Eyes on the Street” reports the 19th Street Baptist Church has received a $1,500 emergency grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help fund repairs.

    According to the report, the community has rallied to raise money and dedicate their time towards building a long-term preservation, however, immediate work was needed.

    Large holes in side aisle roofs and water damage to the building’s framing were among some of the more urgent repairs needed for the church. Plan Philly says the building was declared unsafe in early August by the Department of Licenses and Inspection after stucco fell off during a summer earthquake.

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