Reusing Greater St Matthew Baptist Church

Developer Ben Weintraub, of Vintage Residential Management, recently purchased the Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Fitzwater and Grays Ferry Ave, with a residential conversion in mind. Flying Kite reports Weintraub purchased the complex hoping to convert the sanctuary into 29 apartments, eight units in the former rectory, and construct a rooftop patio. And maybe the iconic bell tower – one of my favorite fixtures on the Southwest Center City skyline – could become accessible for residents.

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